Author: Andrew Mobley


Hammer Horror: A retrospective

I’ll bet you’ve never heard of Hammer.  Most people under 45 haven’t.  If you like horror movies, you may find this interesting.  If you like old horror movies, you should definitely stick around.  Thanks to the dread powers of the worldwide web, our generation has been able to conveniently rediscover […]


Missing: April Dawn Andrews

White female, strawberry blonde hair, blue eyes, buckteeth, 5 feet 4 inches, 100 pounds, brown sweater, black halter top, light brown corduroy pants and multicolored sneakers. Nov. 18, 2006 was the last day April Dawn Andrews, 15 at the time, was seen alive. She had told her mother she was […]


Kopi Bubuk Flores and ancestral spirits

It doesn’t take one long to learn that Flores and the surrounding archipelago is a special realm.  Alien plant life, pink, black and white beaches, Komodo dragons, animistic mountain tribes and, of course, the stunning mountain ranges enshrouded in thundering mist.  But that’s not all there is in Flores—java!  Not […]


Consider a Career in the Foreign Service

The Foreign Service is not on many people’s radar, but it’s one of the most fascinating, adventurous, impactful and benefit-laden careers out there. On April 12, Foreign Service Officer (FSO) Stuart Denyer, head of the consular section at the American Embassy in Slovenia, gave a talk on a career in […]


COLUMN: Ravi Zacharias’ Posthumous Fall from Grace

Editor’s note: On March 10, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) made the announcement that they will no longer do apologetics work. Instead, they will operate as a grant-making charity, and they expect to lay off 60% of their staff, according to Christianity Today. This announcement broke after this article was […]


Myanmar Military Stages Coup Over Election Results

On Feb. 1, Myanmar’s military seized control of the country in a coup against the democratically-elected government of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, who was detained along with President Win Myint and other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party. Myanmar’s military, also known as the Tatmadaw, […]


Oklahoma’s Environmentally Toxic Ghost Town

Only an hour and a half drive northwest of Siloam Springs, there once existed a town of comparable population. Today, Picher, Oklahoma is gone. So gone, in fact, that it is beyond a ghost town. Most of its main street buildings have been torn down, and all that remains are […]


Exploring Siloam Springs’ Haunted History

We see it all the time; it is nearly impossible to miss, that old house at the end of downtown Siloam Springs’ quaint main street.  It looms on its knoll on the corner of University and Broadway, strange steps embedded in the hill leading up to its long unvisited door.  […]