Hey there! My name is Davis Wetherell. I’m a writer who sees words as offerings to the Word – Jesus Christ who is Creator, Savior, and Lord.
I gave this site the subtitle “Within the Word” because Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and last letter. All writing takes place within his rule. And it is only good in how it points to him. I hope my writing leads you to the Word, who is the only thing worth living for. He is life.
Here’s a little about me: I love ideas and I care a lot about how we present them. The What and the How of our language is hard, if not impossible, to separate. This love for ideas and their form led me to study literature throughout my academic career. First at Taylor University, a liberal arts school in Upland, IN.
This was the right choice, because this was where I met my wonderful wife, Rebecca!
After finishing my undergraduate degree, I was accepted into a Master’s in English program at Marquette University, and so Rebecca and I moved to Milwaukee together. During this program, I studied literature, pedagogy, composition, and rhetoric. They even let me teach my own classes!
I loved the program and I planned to move forward to doctoral studies to write my dissertation on modernism’s little magazines. However, I also felt a conviction to use my editorial skills to serve Christian writers and pastors find and strengthen their writing voice.
So, I let the admission deadlines pass by, praying to the Lord for guidance. He provided, as he always does, as he guided me into an editorial position with Unlocking the Bible.
Perhaps you have come to this site only knowing my work as a blogger. I’d love for you to know that I write in many other forms as well, including essays, book reviews, interviews, short stories, and novels.
If you are working on any kind of writing project, and you’d like an extra set of eyes on your work, please reach out and let me know how I can serve you.