Writer, ordained pastor, Bible dramatist and retired pastor David Kitz on connecting people with the living Word of God.
You’re a retired teacher and ordained Foursquare pastor who writes a daily blog on the Psalms (DavidKitz.ca) and performs one-man Bible dramas. Why prioritize those things?
My motto is "Bringing God’s Word to life and lives to God’s Word." If we want to see real change in people’s lives, we need to connect them with the living Word of God – Jesus. In knowing Him I’ve discovered love, peace and joy. Writing and drama are two vehicles I use.
You’ve co-written a new book (with Ed Hird). What’s it about?
The Elisha Code & the Coming Revival explores the relationship between Elijah and Elisha, and their New Testament counterparts John the Baptist and Jesus Christ. Jesus identified John as "the Elijah who was to come" (Matthew 11:14). Elisha’s miracles run parallel to the miracles of Christ. All this has implications for us today as we anticipate seeing even greater works (John 14:12) in days ahead.
You’re chair of the board at The Word Guild, a national association for Christians in writing and publishing. Why do that?
Writers change the world and they’ve been doing so for thousands of years. Our goal at TWG is to encourage, equip and strengthen Canadian Christian writers so they can impact our society. That includes informing and inspiring the Church community. The written living Word needs to be present and active in Canada.
David Kitz was raised in Saskatchewan and now lives in Ottawa. He recently published a three-book series titled Psalms 365: Develop a Life of Worship and Prayer (Elk Lake Publishing, 2021).