03: The Applied Physics of Eternal Sanctification: How Christian Endurance Got Internet on Airplanes

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If you’ve ever used internet while flying on an airplane, you may want to send a word of thanks Geoff White’s way. Or, how he tells it, God’s way. Geoff led an experimental research group at Boeing in the 80’s and 90’s that created the prototype antenna that enabled the transmission of internet while in flight. Like in all scientific advances, in-flight internet was ultimately a collective effort, but Geoff’s team paved the way for what was to come. Most poignantly, his deep commitment to Christ enabled him to lead his group through a fairly unfavorable, even sometimes hostile, work environment. In the process, his witness stood out in an environment where few Jesus followers discussed their faith and this had a profound effect on more than a few people.