Dead Man Writing – The New Blog for a New Journey

After a period of writing hiatus, it is time to return to writing.

It feels really good to be back, and I’m glad to report that I have died quite a bit these past few months.

I felt like part of the reason why I stopped writing was because I ceased to be inspired. My relationship with Jesus was not at a place where overflow was easy. I had to take many steps back and make some significant changes in my life to make Jesus my first love again.

I learned so much about myself–my weaknesses, my brokenness, my sinfulness, and my desperate need for the life of Jesus in my life.

I wanted to come back refreshed and renewed. But instead I come back a sobered man, gripped more and more by the reality of God in my life, our insignificance compared to his glory, and the this crazy journey he still calls us on.

I feel like I have nothing to offer the world.

But something in my relationship with Jesus keeps me here writing, hoping and praying that as I write out of the overflow of my heart, that someone might come to know him, that someone would be more willing to lay down their life for the God-man Jesus.

I don’t know–only God knows. I’ll do my best to keep my pen steady hoping you might receive from a dead man writing.



Posted by Phillip Chan

Phil has been writing in the Black Box for 10 years. His passion is to grow in his love for Jesus to obey his purposes in our generation.


  1. Emma

    Phil 🙂 I'm glad you're coming back! I always enjoy your posts. You do have a lot to offer the world, SUCH AS these fine posts you have right here. Stay awesome, darlin. God Bless <3

  2. justingottuso

    I feel you bro! It's been a few months for me too and I've wondered why myself. After traveling across the country and getting a lot of fresh perspective, I realize that the Lord was beginning a radical transformation of the vision for this purposes in my life and future. It's time to hit the keyboard and write the stories that God is doing. Keep writing, especially when it's challenging. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all!

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