Ian Schumann

is creating Essays to change the world
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About Ian Schumann

Here is how this works:

It's very simple. You pick a pledge amount in the box on the left. $1.00 is a totally reasonable number, if you like that. Then, every time I release a worthwhile blog or essay, $1 is drafted from you to me, via Patreon. You can also set up a monthly maximum, say $10, so that even if I write 119 blogs this month, your patronage will cap out at $10.

That's it! There is no commitment, no contract, and there are no garbage clauses / hidden fees/ strings attached. Just a simple little support model.


Here is the rest of what you wanted to know:

I write about a whole lot of stuff -- politics, culture, consumption, community, current events, philosophy, religion, personal finance, and ... most of the time, how all that stuff relates to Jesus and the kingdom of God.

Though there are very few things truly new under the sun, I do my best to frame issues and questions in ways that are not commonly seen elsewhere. I try to evoke new perspectives, and foster new conversations.

I'm using my blog to do all this -- it is both a way for me to share my thoughts with the world, as well as to discover what exactly my thoughts are. As Flannery O'Connor said:
I don't know what I think until I read what I say

One day, I'll discover something through the blog that is really worth expounding on, and I'll write a book about it.

Until then, Patreon is a way for me to connect with the people that get the most value out of my ideas, and a way for me to solicit extra incentive to keep plying the craft, and keep writing.

So, I ask that you check out what I've produced, ponder whether it's valuable to you, and consider supporting me, if only in a teensy tiny way. Thank you!

Check out my blog: Return From Exile.
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