Jeff Stebbins

Beyond the Bulletin

Jeff & Beth Stebbins grew up in Asia. After college, they taught there until moving here in 1999. Jeff serves with a small non-profit and often travels to Asia. Jeff and Beth have two grown daughters.

17 posts

Smarty-Pants

When a famous professor said on TV that science had demonstrated that there is no Creator, Grandma muttered, “Any old rock knows more than that smarty-pants!” She spoke from the wisdom of many years of knowing God through the Bible, and from seeing Him reveal Himself through His works around her in the world. Grandma was no anti-intellectual, but she »

A Healthy, Holy Obsession

Two guys often meet to talk baseball cards in a café where I sometimes read. Baseball cards must mean a lot to these guys, because they’ll talk about them for an hour at a time, a couple times a week. I’ve overheard them quote prices from $2 to $270 for a card. One guy is obviously wealthy, while »

Now I Get It!

A farrier once made me a very cool puzzle. He looped and welded three horseshoes together in such a way that they couldn’t be separated unless they were twisted just right. It was easy once he showed me how to solve it; otherwise, there was just no way. I felt like a fool before he showed me--but afterward, I »

The Main Thing

Cabelas loves Tom because Tom loves everything about elk hunting: his four-wheeler, camouflaged clothes, warm boots, knives, gun, ammo, elk call, and a big pile of other outdoor gear. Tom arrives with so much stuff that we’re sure he’s been packing and repacking for weeks. But poor Tom always seems to be missing just one thing—an elk. »

Books About God: The Knowledge of the Holy

Books often start with a ‘catch’—something to start readers feeling eager for more. Charles Williams’ War in Heaven, for example, begins with: “The telephone rang without result, since there was no one in the room but the corpse.” Decades ago, students were often required to memorize the opening lines of Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best »


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