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Ryan Downie
Ryan Downie

Epictetus said, “Content yourself with being a lover of wisdom, a seeker of the truth.” One could say this is the very purpose of Ryan Downie's life. What drives him, he said, is knowledge and understanding, an insatiable desire to learn.

“Truth has always been important to me. I was raised in the evangelical Christian tradition and became a Christian at a very young age,” he said. “By the time I graduated high school I believed the ministry was my calling, specifically theology and apologetics. But in my pursuit of truth, knowledge and understanding I began to harbor deep doubts and ironically Bible college became something of an incubator for those doubts.”

Instead Downie began to focus his studies on science, philosophy and logic and as a consequence of these studies said he fell in love with the beautiful and rigorous world of mathematics.

Read his full bio here.

Tracy Simmons

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Journalism Instructor at Washington State University.

She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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4 comments

  1. Welcome to the SpokaneFAVS team Ryan!

  2. Thank you! I am very happy to be involved.

  3. Welcome aboard!

  4. I appreciate your inviting me Bruce! Now we can take our always lively debates to the next level 🙂

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