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Gardner-Webb Alumna Molly Law, ’14, is Editor of Christianity.com

A collage featuring Molly Law in scotland with her friends
Molly Law, right, poses in front of Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland and in the other photo, she and her friends pose in front of Edinburgh Castle. Law received her master's in publishing studies at the University of Stirling in Scotland and would like to live in the country some day.

Professors Inspired English Major to Pursue Writing and Minor in Biblical Studies

At Gardner-Webb University, 2014 alumna Molly Law discovered her writing talent and her interest in a scholarly examination of the Bible. Now, as editor of Christianity.com, she recalls topics discussed in her religion classes to propose article ideas or to occasionally write articles and devotions for the website.

Law, who lives in Staunton, Va., majored in English with a professional writing concentration, and minored in biblical studies. She added the minor for two reasons. “I became fascinated by the scholarly side of the Bible—when all my life, I only knew the spiritual side,” Law explained. “Most of my friends were also religious majors and minors, which was another incentive for me to minor in biblical studies.”

As editor of Christianity.com, 2014 Alumna Molly Law leads
a team of about 30 freelance writers.

While she appreciated the balance of faith and education at Gardner-Webb, she stressed that the friendships she made and sense of community on campus were invaluable to her college experience. Law participated in FOCUS all four years and was a leader for the last two. FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians United in Service) are teams of GWU students who visit churches or other ministries to lead retreats for youth groups.

Law also led the campus women’s ministry. “I particularly liked the opportunity to serve the women on campus, providing community, opportunities, and encouragement,” she informed.

After completing her degree, she pursued her master’s in publishing studies at the University of Stirling in Scotland and graduated in 2016. She loved the country and hopes to live there in the future. Her first job in publishing was working as a senior editor for a non-profit organization.

When the opportunity came to join Christianity.com in 2019, she accepted the position because she wanted to gain more experience in digital media publishing and was intrigued by the ability to integrate her career and faith. She assigns article topics to about 30 freelancers and also works with a handful of authors who pitch their own topics.

“As the editor of Chrisitanity.com, my minor in biblical studies has provided me with extra background and knowledge of the topics I am able to write and pitch to my writers, expanding the site than what originally existed before I was hired,” Law affirmed.

Her Gardner-Webb English professors and a creative writing class gave her inspiration and encouragement to develop her writing skills. “Dr. Chris Davis, Dr. Janet Land, and Dr. Shea Stuart saw potential in me, in my writing, that I couldn’t yet see,” Law shared. “They gave me the space to learn and improve with each class and assignment.”

Her professors also encouraged her dream to publish a novel. She’s completed a manuscript and submitted to an agent for representation. 

Law’s advice to other writers is to keep working and creating. “Striving for your dream job within this field will take longer than others,” she elaborated. “The path is less clear, but it is worth every experience to grow and become a stronger writer with every position until that dream position is yours.”

Gardner-Webb University is North Carolina’s recognized leader in private, Christian higher education. A Carnegie-Classified Doctoral/Professional University, GWU is home to nine colleges and schools, more than 80 undergraduate and graduate majors, and a world-class faculty. Located on a beautiful 225-acre campus in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb prepares graduates to impact their chosen professions, equips them with the skills to advance the frontiers of knowledge, and inspires them to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of others. Ignite your future at Gardner-Webb.edu.

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