About this author:

Zeke is an author, freelance outdoor writer, and pastor. His first book, Man on the Run: Helping Hyper-Hobbied Men Recognize The Best Things, was published with Howard Books (Simon & Schuster’s Christian imprint) in March of 2012. He’s represented by Rachelle Gardner of Books & Such Literary Agency.Zeke is a regular contributor to several national outdoor magazines, including Field & Stream, Deer & Deer Hunting, Petersen’s Bowhunting, and Bow & Arrow Hunting. He writes and speaks regularly on subjects such as hunting strategies and the life of the sportsman, as well as topics like marriage, parenting, and balancing priorities.Zeke is the senior pastor at Heartland Evangelical Free Church in Central City, Nebraska. He’s been married to Jamie for 14 years, and they have three children. He earned his Master of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology, and his Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.The Piphers live on an acreage in central Nebraska, a mile from the Platte River—the perfect place to hike, hunt, fish, camp, swim, chop wood, and train their German wirehair, Ezra. He’s a huge Husker fan and maintains that the 1971 football team is the best college team of all time.

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"Thanks, Farmers!" – From Sportsmen

By Zeke Pipher on January 7, 2013

I think many sportsmen are farmers at heart. They’ve simply missed their calling. Think about it: farmers love being outside, alone with their thoughts. They live for overcoming weather, equipment, and wildlife. And they find a great satisfaction in providing…

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Tebow, Burkhead, and Osborne

By Zeke Pipher on January 4, 2013

In a day when ship captains push aside women to leap into lifeboats, and when leaders of universities sit on their hands when they hear about the sexual abuse of children, and when no one in Washington will take responsibility…

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New Year's Resolution #1

By Zeke Pipher on December 31, 2012

Let’s make something other than body fat our focus in 2013. If you’re like me, you’re doing a lot of reflecting on your life this time of the year. As I think of my hopes for 2013, many of my…

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"Daddy, What's Real…Disney or Planet Earth?"

By Zeke Pipher on December 27, 2012

I’ve been watching Planet Earth with my family. Huge kudos to the BBC Natural History Unit – these videos are breathtaking. They’re also raw and vivid in their portrayal of the brutality of “real life… painfully raw and vivid, in…

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5 Dumb Things I Did (Or Almost Did) In Past 10 Days

By Zeke Pipher on December 20, 2012

1. Chased a mouse in my boot: On Monday night, I slipped on my Muck Boots to grab some wood for the fireplace. When I stepped into the garage, I heard a squeak. Another mouse, you’ve got to be kidding…

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Slow Down, Log Off, And Mourn

By Zeke Pipher on December 17, 2012

If you’re like me, you’ve been trying to keep up with everything happening everywhere, as commented on by everyone. All of us care deeply about what happened in Newtown. All of us care about how the family and friends of…

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Our Hearts & Prayers Are With You, Connecticut

By Zeke Pipher on December 15, 2012

  I join the nation in saying that my heart and my prayers are with all those whose lives have been forever changed by this act of evil. May the God of all comfort walk with you through these times…

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Setting A High Bar For Future Suitors

By Zeke Pipher on December 10, 2012

Listen up all you grade-school boys, in about ten years, you’re going to need to bring your A-game. I’m dating my daughters and setting a ridiculously high bar for you to clear. I’m calling them on the phone to ask…

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Resisting "Staggerment" This Christmas

By Zeke Pipher on December 9, 2012

I’m losing sleep at night. The last time the trailer for “The Hobbit” flashed across my television screen, I tried counting sheep, drinking warm milk, and taking a hot bath, and I still couldn’t fall asleep. December 14 can’t come…

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'Gangnam Style' OR 'Kill Americans Style'?

By Zeke Pipher on December 7, 2012

Apparently a good beat and a catchy video covers a multitude of sins. Just ask PSY, the Korean rapper who now holds the record for most views on YouTube for his ‘Gangnam Style’ video. Back in 2004, PSY wasn’t making…

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