Burnett Paul


"God didn't send His Son half way, so why am I half way saved? And He didn't halfway die on the cross, so why am I half way lost? Why am I somewhat living for Him? An 'average Christian'?! What an oxymoron!"

Why did you start writing:

I started writing because teachers at school seemed to love it. They enjoyed my usage of vocabulary and how I included the lesson given in language arts. I read books and was left astonished of how creative authors drenched their writing in literary devices. I figured, if they can do that, I can do so as well.

 

Favorite line you have written:

God didn’t send His son half way, so why am I half way saved? And He didn’t halfway die on the cross, so why am I half way lost? Why am I somewhat living for Him? An ‘average Christian’ ?! What an oxymoron!

 

How do you feel on stage:

Well, right before I head on stage, I try to shake off all gitters and put on confidence. I approach the microphone and immediately forget my first line. Stuck. But not to worry; that’s a code thing God and I have with one another. As soon as I look up, it’s as if He downloads the words back to me. The Spoken Word is in me… hmm, pun-ny.

 

What does ‘Speak to My Future’ mean to me:

When I think about this phrase, it carries such a rich implication of how one can speak life and watch how life replies with many options, perspectives, and opportunities galore.

 

Speak to MY future:

Somehow, someway, I will intertwine youth, missions, and creative arts AND make sure NO ONE is left behind.