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

Favorite Quote

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

Friends describe me

Transparent

My hobbies

Backpacking, surfing, writing music

Fantasy dinner guests

The kids we sponsor via Compassion.com

Best advice I ever received

Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness...

My undergrad alma mater

Louisiana Tech

My worst subject in school

Mammology (had to trap, kill, and stuff 10 species of critters)

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)

If I weren't a professor, I would

Be a federal research scientist (or homeless)

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...)

My latest accomplishment

Sabbatical down under