DONALD L. HUGHES has been a writer for over three decades. His magazine and internet articles have reached and encouraged literally millions of Christian readers around the world, and he has written or ghostwritten dozens of Christian books. He was the editor of an independent Christian writing blog for 15 years.
Don has degrees from Azusa Pacific University (B.A.), Wheaton Graduate School (M.A.), and Princeton Theological Seminary (M.Div.). He did doctoral work (all but dissertation) at San Francisco Theological Seminary.
Early on, he was a church pastor in Scottsdale, Arizona. He held several media positions over the years, including roles as an editor at Christian Life Publications, where he used his skills on Christian Life magazine (later, Charisma + Christian Life), Christian Bookseller magazine (renamed Christian Retailing), and Creation House Books.
A Christian writer is not necessarily someone who writes on Christian topics, but someone who addresses all topics with Christian values.
He served as Director of Communications for the National Association of Evangelicals educational division and, most recently, as Media Director for an international faith-based organization serving at-risk children.
Don has written or ghostwritten 42 books (so far) on a variety of topics, including the writing and publishing process, relationships, health issues, and biographies. Some of these books were written specifically for a Christian audience. In addition, he has covered stories in 31 countries as a Christian journalist, including such diverse places as the UK, Kosovo, Ukraine, Russia, and New Zealand.
Over the years, Don has taught both media and theological subjects at conferences, Christian colleges, and graduate schools internationally and in the U.S. He was named to Outstanding Educators of America. In New Zealand, he was affiliated with the Auckland University Theological Consortium for a number of years.