Jonathan Merritt

Jonathan Merritt is an award-winning writer on religion, culture, and politics. He currently serves as a contributing writer for The Atlantic and senior columnist for Religion News Service. Jonathan has published more than 2000 articles in respected outlets such as USA TodayNational Journal, The WeekThe Washington Post and Christianity Today. As a respected voice, he regularly contributes commentary to television, print, and radio news outlets and has been interviewed by ABC World News, NPR, CNN, PBS, MSNBC, Fox News, CBS’ “60 Minutes” and The New York Times.

Jonathan is author of three critically-acclaimed books, including Jesus is Better Than You Imagined and A Faith of Our Own: Following Jesus Beyond the Culture Wars. He has collaborated on or ghostwritten nearly 30 additional books, with several titles landing on the New York Times, USA Today, or Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists.

Named one of “30 young influencers reshaping Christian leadership“ by Outreach Magazine, Jonathan is a sought after speaker at colleges, conferences, and churches. He holds a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Theology from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology.

Twitter: @JonathanMerritt

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Jonathan Merritt : “How To Become a Power Blogger” – $14.99

  • Within a year of his getting serious about it, Jonathan Merritt’s blog skyrocketed to more than 100,000 monthly pageviews. Today, his online articles attract more than 2.5 million annual readers.
  • Topics in this presentation include how things differ in this digital age, motivation and determination, intentionality, important questions to ask yourself, blogging topics, shareability, writing great tag lines and headlines, blogging frequency, setting and meeting expectations, and more
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