Ricky Beckett’s alma mater is Concordia University-Ann Arbor who graduated from the Pre-Seminary program with a major in Christian Thought and a minor in Theological Languages. These languages include his proficiency in Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Latin. He will be attending Concordia Seminary in St. Louis as he continues his studies in becoming a Lutheran pastor. He is also a U.S. Army veteran, having served as a professional saxophonist in the Army Bands. With his career goal to be a Lutheran pastor in the LCMS (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod), Ricky enjoys doing photography and writing. With his love for these two passions, he decided to combine the two and glorify God by writing about deeply theological and philosophical issues from a Lutheran perspective, reviewing books both Christian and secular, and sharing his Christ-themed short stories. On his free time, Ricky enjoys doing photography, writing poetry, reading, playing and composing music, and playing video games. He is also a writer of Christian Living and editor for Tabletop with Geeks Under Grace.
Why the name The Writeous Christian? As a Lutheran, he believes the fundamental doctrine to Christianity is justification by faith. On the cross, our sin is imputed to Christ, and He imputes His righteousness to us. We cannot become righteous by our own works. Instead, Jesus makes us righteous by faith (see Romans 5:1; Ephesians 2:8-9). Understanding this doctrine is essential to the Christian faith. So, with his passion for writing and his love for puns, Ricky cleverly decided to combine his passion with this fundamental Christian doctrine: writing with righteousness through justification. Thus, we get “writeous.”