The Wilderness Experience
It was then that my parents told me of our family history: the Pue family had the fist printing press in Ireland, and published the first newspaper there, starting in the 1600s. After researching our family history more deeply, I discovered that there has always been at least one person in every generation involved in newspaper publishing, and at least one person in every generation involved in Christian ministry. I find it interesting that now, I seem to have combined both vocations into one.
But my publishing days as a youth wer ...
I think I was about 8 years old when I wrote my first “Bible commentary” for a school assignment. I received an “F” on that assignment, by the way, because the teacher said the subject matter was “inappropriate” for school.” When I was ten years old, I developed — seemingly out of nowhere — an interest in writing and publishing. I acquired a mimeograph machine and began publishing a small newsletter magazine of my own. I mailed copies to family, teachers and friends — even sending copies to relatives overseas in Ireland and England, and north, up to Canada. This was strange, because I really had no experience with any of this. Yet, for some reason, it seemed to come naturally to me.