Guest Speaking on the “How They Did It” Podcast

“We often don’t want to write something unless it’s good, but it can’t be good until it’s written. So just have fun and WRITE.” Ohoy podcast lovers! I had the privilege of being on my friend Hannah Josey’s “How They Did It” podcast, a series exploring how professionals entered their field. It’s perfect for high …

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Oscar-Winning Chariots of Fire and God’s Pleasure

Chariots of Fire. It had been several years since I’d seen it, and boy, was it good. Released in 1981 (the same year it won Best Picture), the film might feel a little slow to modern audiences, but it is worth its two hours. Moody European landscape, quick-witted dialogue, and an iconic soundtrack are just …

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Bilbo’s New Name and What God Names Us

Bilbo. The simple, play-it-safe, no-adventures-for-me-thank-you-very-much hobbit. When J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic story opens, there are few obvious heroic qualities about our protagonist. Then Gandalf, the Wizard, steps onto the scene. In a way, he saves Bilbo from himself. Despite Bilbo’s insistence otherwise, Gandalf pronounces Bilbo a burglar. The burglar, in fact, who will become the 14th …

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