Don’t Doubt Your Ability to Interpret Truth

This is the last post in the series on How Wilderness Navigation Informs a Quest for Truth. Guest blogger, Emily Huguenin, examines a third obstacle that you can overcome in your quest for “What is true?” OBSTACLE #3: DOUBTING OUR OWN ABILITY TO INTERPRET TRUTH Years ago, I guided a group of college students in […]

What’s the Best Map for Navigation? The Bible.

Guest blogger Emily Huguenin, is taking a closer look into how wilderness navigation informs a quest for truth. In her past post How Wilderness Navigation Reconnects You To Truth, she addresses the deep longing of our heart for truth and how backcountry navigation is a representation of this seeking. In the quest for truth obstacles […]


Dr. Doug Self, a pastor at The Orchard Church in Carbondale, CO, uses outdoor adventure to foster men’s ministry. He shares details from one particular outdoor trip on how men are drawn into scripture, relationship with each other, and with God. Living on the Western Slope of Colorado we’re never very far from adventure.  While […]

Our Soul Isn’t Nourished by Empty Worthless Things – The Theme of Samuel’s Farewell Speech

And do not turn aside after empty things that cannot profit or deliver, for they are empty. For the Lord will not forsake his people, for his great name’s sake, because it has pleased the Lord to make you a people for himself. Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct […]

How Wilderness Navigation Reconnects You To Truth

In a climate-controlled existence, it can be easy to disconnect from reality and we begin to doubt our ability to know what is true. Conflicting news headlines and clamoring voices make truth seem like an ideal just out of our grasp. Deep in our hearts, we long to find solid truth upon which to build […]

Need Time to Plan or Make Decisions? Intentional Outdoor Recreation is a Remedy

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G.K. Chesterton was a 20th century poet probably never tried mountaineering or backcountry skiing, but he wrote something that will make anyone think again if they haven’t placed much value on recreational pursuits. He writes… It is the happy man who does the useless things; the sick man is not strong enough to be idle. Jesus […]

What is the most common misconception people have of you?


This is the best meal question I’ve heard in a while that sparked some great conversation in my small group. Thanks Adam for asking it! Please share below what’s the best conversation starter question you’ve heard lately?


3 Important Ways to Prepare for Next Summer During the Off Season

As an outdoor leader, I always find summers end to bring a time of debriefing and rest. Summer, while amazing and full of adventure, can be quite draining. Leading others into the wilderness is physically, emotionally, and spiritually demanding.  This rest is welcome and necessary, but I have learned to not let the off season […]

How True North Church is Using the Outdoors to do Church

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Church-based outdoor ministries have shown to be effective and successful. True North is a Western Canadian based church that uses creation to point to the Creator.  This church believes in the power of the outdoors so much that it has rearranged its entire format to leverage people to experience our creator in the outdoors. WHY […]