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Monthly Archives: January 2014
Sometimes I stumble onto great things late. Four years after its release, I’ve been reading Laura Hillenbrand’s best-seller, “Unbroken,” about the life of Louis Zamperini. A rising track star and 1936 Olympian, Zamperini’s life was derailed by World War II. … Continue reading
I ran across a good essay in Leadership Journal. Writer Mike Erre talks about his debilitating anxiety and depression, and the all-too-common Christian response that the person just needs to pray and read their Bible more. Toward the end of the piece, … Continue reading
Here’s a fascinating TED Talk about the impact texting is having on our language. You’ll be surprised. http://www.ted.com/talks/john_mcwhorter_txtng_is_killing_language_jk.html Writers can learn from this. The best journalistic stories aren’t written in texting shorthand, but they’re not written in formal, English class … Continue reading
Sometimes, being a missionary can be like being the hero in an adventure movie. People wish they could be you. You get compliments and admiration for the path you’ve chosen and the work you do. You’re considered a spiritual hero. … Continue reading
Not a lot we add to this — other than God also needs people to tell these stories.
I (Jim) read two things this morning that encouraged me both as a journalist and as a Christian. One was a discussion by author and pastor Timothy Keller of how the world began, and how incompletely the science vs. religion … Continue reading