It’s been almost a year since I launched POP GOD. Creating this blog has been a long-running dream come true for me.
That’s all because of you – the reader. For every one of you who has read, shared, or commented on even one post, thank you. I don’t just write this blog for me. I write with the idea of opening up a conversation about the presence of God in our world. I write to hopefully encourage, inspire and challenge.
I know how many blogs and other sites are competing for your small window of time, and it means the world that anyone would give that time to me for something I wrote.
You put up with a lot of my plugs, with my typos, with bad posts and good posts. Thank you for being patient with me as I grow.
Could you do me one more favor? Could you take 3 minutes and fill out this feedback survey?
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Answering these 7 short questions will go a long way in helping me make that possible.
So please be honest. Your answers are anonymous. I’ve got a thick skin – you won’t hurt my feelings with your true opinions. Thanks in advance.
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Who didn’t love Goosebumps as a kid?
If grew up in the 90s, there were 3 things that were always in your bookbag: an emergency supply of Gushers, one of those different color eraser pen things, and the latest ‘Bumps book. (Did people call them ‘Bumps? They totally should have.)
One man was responsible for revolutionary children’s horror anthology. Say his name with me:
R.L. Stine churned out 62 Goosebumps books between 1992 and 1997 – an average of over 10 books per year! That’s not including the 50 Give Yourself Goosebumps create-your-own-adventure style books, plus 74 episodes of the television series based on the books, plus the Fear Street series he published at the same time aimed at teenagers.
Before Harry Potter began weighing down children’s backpacks, R.L. Stine was the undisputed king of kid’s literature.
But this blog is not about R.L. Stine the Goosebumps author.
Last week I read an interview on The A.V. Club with Stine. The interview focused on another aspect of his career.
What I learned in the interview completely redefined my childhood. Before a page of Goosebumps was ever written R.L. Stine worked on another landmark project: Continue reading
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Seeing Nike’s latest commercial all over college football this weekend got me thinking – Is winning really everything?
Sure, it’s nice to see ourselves ahead on the scoreboard. It feels good to get the win every now and then. And we should always strive to be the best at what we do.
But maybe winning isn’t everything. Continue reading