another zapier test

I edited the Dropbox to WordPress Zap on Zapier to force it to include the text in the file as the post content.

Let’s see how it does this time.

Zapier Dropbox Test File

A Defense Against Anti-intellectualism?

As for these four youths, God gave them learning and skill in all literature and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. (Daniel 1:17 ESV)

When someone tells me that I should stay away from any literature or philosophy that isn’t blatantly Christian, I’m going to ask their thoughts on this verse. Also, if I don’t have an awareness of the culture through its arts and humanities, how can I successfully engage it with the Gospel? Didn’t Jesus do it? Didn’t Paul do it?


Photo: Old Chapel Building


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Photo: Sunny day on campus










Old pic from the archives.


Photo: Watching the Waves










Relaxing on the gulf.

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Relaxing on the gulf.

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“I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect

patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life.”

Photo: That’s a Big Moth

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There are several blogs and blog posts dedicated to what it takes to have a good blog. I’ve read through some of them and learned some things but there were also times that I felt discouraged about rebooting the blog. One thing that can be found fairly regularly is that a blog should be focused on very few topics or just one topic. This has been an obstacle for me because I don’t have any one particular area of interest that I want to write about. There are several interests and they can be very different from one another. This has created tension when attempting to plan an editorial calendar that follows a series of thoughts and topics.

Recently the desire to begin writing again and the need for an area of focus finally came together for me. While the posts that I want to write might not be of interest to one particular group of readers, I think that the topics will match the audience because there are other people whose interests span several areas much like mine do. I also hope that I can still offer something on a topic of interest to any particular group of readers. All of my various topics do come into focus because I am writing from my viewpoint and worldview.

Here is a list of topics that will come up on this blog:

  • Jesus Christ
  • Kingdom of God
  • Scripture
  • Ministry
  • College ministry
  • Campus ministry
  • Young Adult ministry
  • Academic ministry
  • Theology
  • Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of Science
  • History of Science
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Christian Philosophy
  • Theological Philosophy
  • World Religions
  • Comparative Religions
  • Comparative Mythology
  • Anthropology
  • Social Science
  • Natural Science
  • Physics
  • Quantum Physics
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Cosmology
  • Science and Religion

Some of these are broad topics and some are somewhat specific. I hope that as I spend time writing about them I will be able to explain and illustrate the ways that they are interconnected. My daily work and passion is campus ministry and these topics are viewed through that lens.