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    The Story of Us History is a story of the people, places, and events that have shaped our present day. But whose story is it? Read More →

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    How Life Changes With a Newborn Plenty of people gave words of wisdom during the pregnancy; many noted how life would never be the same. While I nodded and agreed with them, I never fully realized the magnitude of changes this little baby would produce. Read More →

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    The Myth of American Persecution A significant part of the Christian story is persecution—experiencing hostility and even death for their belief in Christ. But what happens when there is no persecution? Read More →

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    On Living A Greater Story Some changes are coming to my blog, including a name change and a refocus of content. Find out the reason behind these changes, and what you can be looking forward to in the days ahead. Read More →

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    The Deal With Jesus’ Wife What's the deal with the Jesus' wife fragment? Is it a big deal? Is it real? Here's a brief summary of the Jesus' Wife fragment, and what we can learn from the news coverage. Read More →

Monday Update #89 – November 17, 2014

When a newborn boosts your productivity / Reading one of my favorite stories again / Antarctica's dry valleys / 80 million bacteria for every kiss / Futuristic facelift for Smithsonian Institute
Category: Personal

The Story of Us

History is a story of the people, places, and events that have shaped our present day. But whose story is it?
Category: Featured

Monday Update #88 – November 10, 2014

Keeping a human being alive should be at the top of any parent's resume / Bats jam each other's sonar while hunting / Stuff first-century Christians fought about / Repentance yesterday, today, and tomorrow
Category: Personal

Stuff You Should Know About

In many movies, there is a wise sage character; he is the character that takes the young protagonist under his wing. But do wise sages exist for the trivial things in life?
Category: Book Reviews

Monday Update #87 – November 3, 2014

I was on the radio! / Shipping containers as the Pony Express of quantum computers / Christians have prostituted art to give answers / Sound waves help tissue regeneration
Category: Personal

How Luther’s 95 Theses Shape the Christian Story

By all accounts, Martin Luther was an average man living an average life. But God used him to seek reform in the Church, forever changing the Christian story.
Category: Church History

How Life Changes With a Newborn

Plenty of people gave words of wisdom during the pregnancy; many noted how life would never be the same. While I nodded and agreed with them, I never fully realized the magnitude of changes this little baby would produce.
Category: Featured

Monday Update #86 – October 20, 2014

Redefining success with a newborn / Lockheed closes in on atomic fusion? / Poorly translated Latin motto now installed on library / 9 things everyone should do when reading the Bible
Category: Personal

How the Great Schism Shapes the Christian Story

In 1054, leaders of the Eastern and Western branches of the Christian church excommunicated one another—an edict that remained until 1965. Here's how the Great Schism shapes the Christian story.
Category: Church History

Unity in Diversity in the Bible

Author Mark Strom highlights three presuppositions that ought to shape how we read and understand the Bible
Category: Quotes