Author: Ryan Burns

What to Pack for GORUCK Challenge – My AAR

I just finished my first GORUCK Tough and wanted to share my packing list AAR (After-Action Review). Prior to my challenge I read as many posts (like this, this, and this) and watched as many YouTube videos as I could to know how to best pack. In adding my AAR to the interwebs, I hope to help others by sharing what worked for me. Here’s what I used: The Pack – GORUCK GR1 I used the GORUCK GR1 which, I admit, I got off ebay to save a few bucks. There were several other bags that I saw last night, and everyone’s seemed to...

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Saturdays Are For Suffering

UPDATE: Saturday is for Suffering is now an official class I lead every month at my gym. More info here. I have two very physically demanding events coming up in the Wintergreen Spartan and a GoRuck Tough and I’m using my Saturdays between now and the events for specific training. I have mentioned it on Facebook and some poor souls have said they wanted to join in. For that reason, I’ll be posting my weekly game plan here so that everyone can know what to expect (and where to meet). The goal of my Saturday training is three fold: Kill Hills!...

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Money for Seminary

When I first thought about attending seminary, money was a big consideration. I remember searching for scholarships, but it was a tedious and somewhat futile venture. The main reason was that there were hundreds of poorly designed sites that offered scholarships with any number of limiting criteria that a may or may not meet. I often thought that a solution should exist which allows a potential seminarian to simply check some boxes that help identify what he or she is looking for in a scholarship and simply have the results appear. For example, I want to see scholarships for non-minority...

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Bible Study Magazine Articles

I have recently had the opportunity to write for Bible Study Magazine, a print magazine put out by the good folks at Logos Bible Software. My particular articles focus on using their software and resources to study various passages. You can find my articles below. You can also grab a subscription at www.biblestudymagazine.com.  ...

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What I Do in My Free Time

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE: I’m no longer doing the stuff I mentioned in the first “update.” Now, I mostly spend my free time coaching soccer and helping my kids with their business. I’m sure some new project idea will come along soon though. UPDATE UPDATE: On top of the stuff in the update below, I launched a new project to help seminary students find money for seminary. UPDATE: The church job project described below has gone into a holding pattern and now occupies very little of my free time. Alas, I’ve picked up some new projects recently. Most notably, I am now managing GoingToSemianry.com and...

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