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Discerning truth in news

From the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity: Former BBC journalist Julia Bicknell talks about navigating misinformation, disinformation, “fake news” and conspiracy theories. This is comprehensive, thoughtful and worth your time.

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Smartphone Photography

Here’s an interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning news photographer Scott Strazzante, who is also one of the best in the world at smartphone photography. LINKS Hipstamatic camera app Scott’s portfolio page at Photoshelter Scott’s Instagram feed Scott’s book: Shooting from the … Continue reading

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Dec. 24, 1968: The day everything changed

This Christmas Eve marks the 50th anniversary of not only one of the greatest achievements in human history, but also one of our most transcendent moments. Here’s an article I wrote a few years ago about Apollo 8. —- On … Continue reading

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Together, a bigger view of God

Montana’s Glacier National Park has long been one of my favorite places on Earth. God’s hand is all over this magnificent wilderness. From lush valleys, waterfalls train your eye upward to their source: glaciers and snow-capped peaks. Meanwhile, grizzlies, mountain … 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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Trust the power of discovery

In Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide, Emmy-winning TV documentary producer Stanley Nelson writes: Saying too much — especially in the film’s narration — ruins the audience’s sense of discovery. The experience of watching a film should be making … Continue reading

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Where a monster movie breaks bad

My wife and I went to see “Jurassic World” last night because … well, we’re still not sure why. Maybe because we had a Groupon. Anyway, if you like special effects, dinosaurs, awful writing and wooden acting, then this is … Continue reading

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Open-Enders — Questions that Make Your Interview Count

Even the best interviews often start off a bit awkwardly as you’re getting to know your subject and discerning his vibe. Depending on the subject, you can find a hundred different trails to success. One good way to turn an interview … Continue reading

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Wienermobile crash causes heartache

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Choking back tears, local processed meat lovers outside Pennsylvania’s capital bid farewell to an old friend — the local Oscar Meyer Wienermobile. The Wienermobile crashed outside a popular local deli on Sunday afternoon, just after lunchtime. Efforts to … Continue reading

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WWHTD? How churches can produce more world Christians

Famed 19th-century missionary Hudson Taylor suggested a four-part process for engaging congregations in missions. 1. Missions are preached every Sunday; 2. Every person in the church knows his/her personal responsibility to support the work of missionaries; 3. Missionaries must give … Continue reading

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