Chris Dicus

Grew up as a dirt-poor kid in Arkansas. Had my own “Saul of Tarsus epiphany” at 16 while I was mocking God (in a homemade satanic t-shirt, no less) and have been a full-on Jesus-freak since then. Viva la Jesus for coming after a moron like me!

Been married to my bride-for-life since 1992 and currently raising 3 rambunctious kids (penance for my own youth LOL). I’m well aware of my own shortcomings and regularly scratch my head as to why the Lord would use us yahoos to do his work. I’m not the man I want to be, but I reckon I never will while on this side of Glory (3 cheers for mercy!!!).

My life

  • Friends describe me
    Transparent
  • Hobbies
    Backpacking, surfing, writing music
  • Fantasy dinner guests
    The kids we sponsor via Compassion.com
  • In college I drove
    Raggedy old Toyota Celica (I was one of only 2 people in the entire School of Forestry that didn't own a pickup)
  • Worst school subject
    Mammology (had to trap, kill, and stuff 10 species of critters)
  • College for undergrad degree
    Louisiana Tech
  • Best advice I ever got
    Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness...
  • Favorite books
    The Silmarillion (Tolkien), The Shack (Young)
  • Favorite movies
    Blues Brothers
  • Favorite city
    Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
  • Favorite coffee
    Latte
  • Nobody knows I
    Fronted a blues band in Baton Rouge (yeah, I know, a pasty, over-educated, white boy sings the blues...)
  • If I were not a professor, I would
    Be a federal research scientist (or homeless)
  • Latest accomplishment
    Sabbatical down under
  • Quote

    "Ya see, me and the Lord have an understanding. We're on a misssion from God" - Jake & Elwood Blues 1980

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