Joshua M. Baker

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The Iceland Expedition That Went Terribly Wrong

Photo: Taylor Rees<p>Adventure filmmakers Taylor Rees and Renan Ozturk thought it would be a mellow working vacation: they’d capture footage of four young Brits as they traversed 250 miles of Iceland’s fissured terrain, starting in December. Aspiring explorers Charlie Smith, Stefan Rijnbeek, Angus …

Mountaineering

A Sober Warning from the Earliest Christians

When I was a kid, my family once watched a movie that included vivid scenes of persecution against the earliest Christians. I remember lying awake at …

Faith

Does the Sermon Sing? Six Classic Piper Lectures on Preaching

“Every Sunday our people need a fresh picture of why God is the all-satisfying treasure of their lives,” John Piper explained to a roomful of …

preaching

Eugene Cho: Why I Am Stepping Down as Pastor of Quest Church

“I don’t feel burned out, but I am realizing my limitations.” <i>In 2001 Eugene Cho and his wife, Minhee, founded Quest Church, an urban, multicultural,</i> …

Barnes & Noble

5 Books to Read If You’re Getting Burned Out on Church

Your church should be a place that refreshes you and gives you the opportunity to refresh others as well. Even in the best environments we can get …

If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Self-improvement

The strangest (and tastiest) ways people drink coffee around the world

Americans love coffee – and for good reason. It reportedly has a host of health benefits (that is, if it doesn’t cause cancer); in some ways, it …

How to Re-Waterproof Your Jacket

If you haven’t washed or treated your waterproof-breathable jacket, and it’s seen a few seasons of use, you’ve probably noticed that it doesn’t keep …

Washing Machines

God’s Peace Is Not Always God’s

How to know when our feelings are truly from the Spirit. Our deeply reported March cover story examined multiple perspectives on the role of …

Loneliness Rivals Obesity, Smoking as Health Risk

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Want to Raise Kids Everyone Wants to Hire? Train Them to Master This 1 Skill

Employers say it's the skill that's needed most in today's workplace.<p>With the cost of college tuition at an all-time high in the U.S., the most common question asked on campus tours these days is, "What's the job placement rate of your graduates?" However, having a college degree no longer …

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Pour Over Brew Method

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Scott Rao's V60 Method

Aug - Sept 2003: Drum Roasting vs. Air Roasting? | Sweet Maria's Coffee Library

<b>Drum Roasting vs. Air Roasting?</b><br>Nothing provokes more debate in a roomful of coffee roasters than the assertion that air roasting is as good, and in …

Coffee

Roasting 102

<i>Rate of Rise, Roasting 102</i><p>Now that you have fully mastered Roasting 101, let’s move on to roasting with attention to rate of rise. We will use …

Coffee

Roasting 101

I field calls on a daily basis. Basic roasting questions are the most frequent ones posed so let’s get down a basic approach. Keep in mind, there are …

Coffee

Roaster Basics: An Explanation of Roast Graphs

Roast graphs may look intimidating at first, but once you understand them, they are a valuable tool. Whether you’re a pro or a home roaster, they can …

Roast profile analysis | CoffeeMind

This blog post is sketching out the basics of a roast profile analysis and introduces the concepts and basic calculations that are part of the exam …

Five Things I Learned From Scott Rao’s The Coffee Roaster’s Companion

Five Things I Learned From Scott Rao’s The Coffee Roaster’s Companion by MichaelThere are few things as humbling as trying to learn how to roast …

Everyday Religion Questions: The rise of megachurches

Q: Why are we seeing the rise of megachurches?<p>Answer: In the past churches could be found in community settings in large and small cities. They were …

Articulating vision.

Good Monday Morning,<p>A fellow elder in our church recently gave me a copy of a book he has been recommending: ReLaunch: How to Stage an Organizational …

Ministry as microcosm or ecosystem?

Today’s tip will challenge your thinking. It came about because of a collaboration call last week between high school staff and college LMDs.<p>During …

Removing Hurdles to Volunteer Involvement

A number of years ago, a volunteer, Marybeth, a nursing instructor at Elmira College in upstate New York, led her ministry on campus. She saw steady …

Students learning from other student leaders.

Years ago, Sam and Danielle Shellenberger, then team leaders in Central Pennsylvania, hosted gatherings of students every two or three weeks in their …

Two Strategies to Win the War on Lust

God calls us to not only resist lustful thoughts, but to fill our minds with the beauties of Christ so that our desires gradually conform to …

25 Simple Daily Habits That Separate High Achievers From Everyone Else

Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen?<p>Everyone wants their life to be above average, but what are you really doing to make it happen? In truth, succeeding in business and life often depends on consistency, diligence, and discipline. At least, …

starttheday

How I Almost Quit

Are you so discouraged you don’t know what to do next? I want to help you get through this. Maybe this will help.<p>The following quote is from my …

Bethlehem