False Advertising

Article by Paul Stiver — I graduated from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities with a degree in Strategic Communication, aka Advertising. Since I graduated in 2009, I’ve never worked a job in advertising or any related field. I do not use my degree. However, I do use the things I learned while acquiring … More False Advertising

Easter Is Over, But I’m Still Learning About It

I love discovering the unique and often bizarre origins of common words. For example, did you know that the word snob was originally used to refer to shoemakers or apprentice shoemakers? Or that goodbye is a shortened form of the old prayer “God be with you”? Or that Jumbo was most likely originally a word … More Easter Is Over, But I’m Still Learning About It

Shrinking Hope

I’ve been at Hope for about five years now. A lot has stayed the same in those five years, but a lot has also changed. The Bible continues to be preached, community continues to be emphasized, and people keep coming in the doors. But as our church gets bigger it gets harder to maintain some … More Shrinking Hope

How Neil deGrasse Tyson Helped Me Worship Our Lord

I recently watched Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos series, which is a deep scientific dive into the vastness of our universe and the Earth’s place inside it. Tyson is a professed agnostic, and the show clearly presents science as the most venerated of human pursuits, even positioning scientific discovery as a kind of god that can … More How Neil deGrasse Tyson Helped Me Worship Our Lord