“God delights in writing straight with a crooked pencil.” So says Iain Duguid in his book, Living in the Grip of Relentless Grace: The Gospel in the Lives of Isaac and Jacob. As Christians, we’re all crooked pencils in the process of being straightened by God’s grace as he accomplishes his purposes. That involves every part of our lives from news to sports to religion to family to everyday routines. It’s all part of God’s design and it’s all worth thinking about.

Plus, you know, we write with pencils.

My name is Benjamin Hoak. I live in Owensboro, Kentucky, where I attend Heritage Baptist Church. My wife Kelsey and I have been married since 2002, and we have a 6-year old red-haired son named Carter, a 3-year old boy named Taylor and a 19-month old named Gabriel (he has red hair too. All this red hair is strange since mine is brown and my wife’s is black). I work at Kentucky Wesleyan College and I used to work here and here. I also write freelance articles, am a sports nut, love the outdoors and can’t ever read enough, both fiction and non-fiction, Christian and secular works. Stay tuned for more.



2 thoughts on “About

  1. Congratulations on getting married and having kids. I think about “the gang” quite often. All of you guys hold a place in my heart. Boomer Sooner!

    Posted by Griz | January 16, 2008, 11:53 pm


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