Author Archives: Jim Killam

Writing advice from a bear of very little brain

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Eternity and the ultimate slam

Please indulge me as I show this video. If you’re a Washington Nationals fan, I’m sorry. Wait. No, I’m not. https://www.facebook.com/ESPN/videos/2236865546360189/ Last night was every kid’s baseball fantasy: a walk-off grand slam. They call it the ultimate slam or the … Continue reading

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The Write Stuff

Tom Wolfe died in May. Since then, I’ve been saving a podcast of NPR’s Fresh Air, featuring archived interviews with this major architect of the New Journalism. Today, three months later, I finally gave a listen. The 20-minute segment is … Continue reading

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Jonah’s blind side might be ours, too 

In a forthcoming book called The God Impulse: The Power of Mercy in an Unmerciful World, author Jack Alexander unpacks a startling statistic from Barna Research: “Only 17 percent of American Christians believe that mercy is their personal responsibility, while … Continue reading

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Report globally and help the Church engage

A video segment from Jimmy Kimmel Live! is getting big social media play this week. People interviewed on the street could not identify a single country on a world map. Not even their own. It couldn’t possibly be this bad. Could it? Things … Continue reading

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The defining moment

It was September of 1976, the week before the NFL season began, and Gary Fencik had just been cut by the Dolphins and signed by the Bears. On his first day of work, he borrowed his parents’ car and set out … Continue reading

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Your Monday encouragement

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Peering into eternity

  Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing. — Isaiah 40:26 (NLT) … Continue reading

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Your Monday encouragement

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Raising questions and starting conversations

  In the days leading up to Memorial Day, PBS reran The Vietnam War, the riveting 17-hour documentary film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.   Last year, Burns was asked about his team’s reporting process in deeply telling the … Continue reading

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