Welcome to My Blog

Hi, I’m Mark Casper. On this blog, I share what I’m learning—about life, work, and faith. This page will give you a crash course on what to expect.

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved learning.

At some point my love for learning became a desire to reach a place of mastery, influence, and perfect wisdom. I wanted to feel like I had it all figured out. 

But over the last several years I’ve realized a profound truth: we never fully arrive. We never stop learning—in any area of our lives. As a pastor once told me, “All Christians are JV Christians. The only Varsity Christian is Jesus.”

There is something really freeing in this idea, I think. Suddenly we’re not burdened by the thought of mastery, because we know we’ll never truly get there. Instead, life becomes a journey of mystery and discovery. I think this is what Jesus was getting at when he said, “Unless you become like children, you will never see the Kingdom of heaven.”

Therefore, this blog is a journal of the things I’m learning. I hope you’ll join me on the journey. 

I usually publish one to two new articles a week and always seek to serve my readers. If you don’t want to miss a thing, sign up for updates by entering your email below.

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Here are a few links to some of my most popular posts:


5 Books I Read this Summer and Why You Should Read Them

7 Books I’m Thankful for Reading This Year

9 Blogs You Should Be Reading (That You Probably Aren’t)

7 Reasons Why You Should Read More Fiction

How ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Helped Me Love the Old Testament (And Jesus) More

Work & Faith

3 Practical Ways to Integrate Your Faith & Work

How to Be More Thankful and Content at Work

Life & Faith

What to Do When Your Friends Move Away

When the Gospel Becomes Old News

The Hardest Death to Die

Why We Love New Year’s Resolutions and What the Gospel Says About Them

How to Feed Your Soul Each Morning

Original Short Stories

Night Falls in Amsterdam

A Widow at Dusk

Other Resources

12 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To (That You Probably Aren’t)



The writer with his wild and wonderful wife.

My wife Laura and I currently live in Atlanta, GA. We do not have any pets…yet. I love coffee, good food, great books and films, dinners with friends, and anything outdoors.

If you have any feedback about my blog or it’s been encouraging to you in some way, please shoot me a note and let me know. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!