By J. Mark Bertrand

J. Mark Bertrand is a “major crime fiction talent” according to the Weekly Standard, which compares his three novels––"Back on Murder," "Pattern of Wounds," and "Nothing to Hide"––with the work of Michael Connelly and Ian Rankin. Mark’s nonfiction book "Rethinking Worldview" is taught in university and seminary classrooms, and is the basis for a number of his lectures. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, and has lectured on theology and culture for more than a decade at Worldview Academy. Mark and his wife Laurie live in South Dakota.

The Case Against Reference Bibles


What is a hammer for? Imagine you’d never seen one before, and had no clue there was such a thing as nails? Could you, just by holding the hammer in your hand, discern its function? Perhaps. Some tools make their purpose obvious by their very design, as I learned after hours in a London museum…