David Mills is a writer and editor, who most recently served as the executive editor of First Things. Before that he served as the editor of Touchstone, which won the Associated Church Press’s award for best journal all five years he edited it. And before that he taught writing, helped the faculty with their writing, and edited a journal at a seminary.
He’s now living outside Pittsburgh with his wife and the one child still at home (out of four) and writing and editing for a living. Among his writing work is a biweekly column for the Pittsburgh Catholic and other diocesan newspapers named “Catholic Sense” and a blog for Patheos titled (their idea) “David Mills.”
The Pilgrim’s Guide: C. S. Lewis and the Art of Witness, a volume he edited for the hundredth anniversary of Lewis’ birth, was published by Eerdmans in 1998. He’s also written two books of popular theology, Knowing the Real Jesus and Discovering Mary, both published by Servant. Richard John Neuhaus wrote of the first, “This is, quite simply, a splendid little book. It is solid theology for readers who are not theologians , and a lesson in writing for those who are. David Mills recruits learning, faith, whimsy, and a most engaging style in the service of the truth that is, in the words of St. Augustine, ‘ever ancient, ever new.’”
The Lapidary Craft, the website for his writing and editing work, can be found here. The weblog he writes for Patheos can be found here. He can be reached at dmills funny little at sign catholicsense dot org.