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Steven Koster
Grand Rapids, Michigan. USA
Pastor and Producer, Media Missionary
Interests: Christian Worship, video projectors, community media, marriage enrichment, video editing, cultural discernment, film criticism, beer brewing, tandem bikes, and more!
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Hi Wayne! Id always accept memoirs for my collection. We could add them to the Historical Society archives too. Grace Peace! -Steven
One day, on the island of Tortuga, a young Ishmael found himself sitting at a dingy bar--one that stunk of stale tobacco and dissipated lives. As he nursed a watery rum in hopes of finding work, he attempted small talk... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2022 at
I've been doing family tree research for well over a decade. I've done family trees for friends, just for fun. I've answered questions, found lost family branches, and even helped a friend find his birth father. I've also researched the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2020 at
Before the World Wide Web made it easy to navigate the Internet, it was still a fascinating place for the non-programmer, even it was all green text on a black screen. I wrote these tips for friends and students as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at
Deb Koster wrote this on the passing of Steven's brother, Tim Koster, 21 September 2016, at age 54. Our God surely loves fishermen. Beginning in Genesis, when God created fish, he sent people out saying, “let them have dominion over... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2016 at
Who was first in Missaukee County? Most every history about Missaukee gets it wrong. Family legends get passed down as if they were history, and the stories get repeated, sometimes for decades, as if they were true. But historical documents,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at
Ever wonder who first homesteaded Missaukee county? Well, here's a place to start. The US Government kept track of who claimed what land, so we have some decent records. The Homestead Act of 1820 provided for people to claim frontier... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at
Neither does Peter!
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2015 on Why does Peter Pan fly? at Tearable Puns
So for no good reason other than I thought it would be fun, and because it might be a laboratory for social media, I created a project called Tearable Puns. That is, Puns that you might find on a poster... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2013 at
I'm pleased to share with you a booklet on the early history of Missaukee County Michigan, aptly named The Early History of Missaukee County: A Reader. Just over 50 pages of people trying to carve a community out of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2013 at
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Mar 15, 2010
The key for choosing between abstractions and photos is being clear on how concrete and specific the congregation's thoughts should be a any particular moment. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2009 at Leading with Light
The Old Testment forbade worshiping images of God, but Christ himself was God in very visible flesh. How do we think theologically about images in worship? Christian History Magazine has a handy write up on the early church's wrestling with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2009 at Leading with Light
How do you make a visual impact? There are, of course, rules of aesthetics--composition, complementary colors, and typography for example. Yet one of the simplest and often overlooked concepts is keeping your imagery general and abstract rather than specific and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2009 at Leading with Light
Because you're clearly the most masculine with all that facial hair. And Incongruity is funny, just like facial hair.
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