Pick a subject, any subject, put him on the trail, and what you'll end up with is a fine piece of journalism on—well, whatever. And though a man of his diverse talents should be getting a lot more publicity, he doesn't seem to mind staying in the background, puttering about his Santa Rosa, California, home with his wife and two teenagers (a third child is in college), churning out an article here, a book there. I'm speaking, of course, of senior writer Tim Stafford.
Looking for insightful biblical exposition? Check out the notes in The Student Bible, which Tim coauthored (with CT Editor at Large Philip Yancey) and which has sold over a million copies in the last two decades.
How about an advice book on teen relationships? Look at his Love, Sex, and the Whole Person.
Maybe you're interested in something on spirituality. In that case, you'll want to get a copy of Tim's Knowing the Face of God.
If you're not ready for book-length treatments, then try out some of his Christianity Today articles: "The Business of the Kingdom" (Nov. 8, 1999), if you're interested in management guru Peter Drucker; or "The Criminologist Who Discovered Churches" (June 14, 1999), if you want to know more about the faith-based-organization champion and recent Bush appointee John DiIulio Jr.
In this issue, Tim looks at the rise of evangelical historians and some of the challenges they face as believers who have earned the respect of the secular academy (see "Whatever Happened to Christian History?" p. 42).
He has recently turned his attention to writing history faithfully, which he says is "the result of a calling from God and a lot of research." His Stamp of Glory: A Novel of the Abolitionist Movement and Sisters: A Novel of the Woman Suffrage Movement (both ...1
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