The Blazing Center is the brainchild of Stephen Altrogge. The regular authors are:

Stephen Altrogge

stephenI’m married to Jen, and I have three kids. I know a lot about Star Wars, and I live in a van down by the river. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+. I’ve also written a number of books, which people seem to like. You can get them all right here!


Mark Altrogge

markI’m a pastor at Saving Grace Church in Indiana, PA. I’m married to Kristi, have 5 kids, and a growing number of grandkids. I’ve written a lot of worship songs, most of which you can find here. I also like to paint, and you can get my paintings here. You can find me on Facebook and Twitter.


Barnabas Piper

barnabasI live in Nashville with my two daughters where I work in publishing. Being a dad and having a full time job means I don’t really have time for hobbies, but what time I do have is spent reading, writing, or watching sports. I’m the author of The Pastor’s Kid: Finding Your Own Faith and Identity and Help My Unbelief: Why Doubt is Not the Enemy of Faith, and The Curious Christian: How Discovering Wonder Enriches Every part of Life. You can also follow me on TwitterFacebook, or Instagram. To book Barnabas as a speaker please contact Outreach Speakers at or 866.400.2036.


Josh Blount

joshMy wife Anna, son Elliot, and I live in the little town of Franklin, WV. I’m a pastor. I have a degree in wildlife biology, which is useful for pastoring (actually, no). I like books, nature photography, working out, and being with my family. In a previous life I was William Wallace.