25
NOV
2014

Jaso, Zobrist, Baptisms and Blue Jays.

John Jaso. I was at his baptism. True story. But first, a true side story. The baptism happened in spring training at the Zobrist mansion. I say mansion jokingly because it was a rented house on a private golf course with a pool and a view of a tidal river. The place was 5 times...
19
JUN
2014

In Not Of.

Dear Brother Dirk, I just finished reading Out of My League over the course of the last 3 days, and I came away broken-hearted. I purchased the book as a summer reading gift for my son, a college athlete, hoping to encourage him in his Christian walk. He’s at a cross-roads,...
10
FEB
2013

Bitter Division

At some point in my Christian walk I started to get bitter with certain things about Christianity. I’m really not sure where it all came from, but it was similar to that moment in life when you start to think your parents are uncool. I mean, you still understand the idea of...
17
SEP
2012

The Corruption of Higher Learning.

Driving into church today I wondered if I had the whole Christianity thing right. I do that a lot; wonder if I’m doing something right, be it Christianity, marriage, life, existence…. Things that I can’t possibly know the answer to, as if there is a right or...
13
SEP
2012

Stumbling on Empties.

I’m drinking a Vodka on the rocks while I write this. You may not think that means anything, but, oh, it so does. My wife and I got invited to this roaring 20’s party. Frankly, I’m not even sure what they hell that is. It’s a theme party, I guess, and so...
11
SEP
2012

The Question Series: Utopia State University

#Double Disclaimer. I don’t have kids, and, therefore, have not had to deal with the following issue personally, so please take my views with a grain of salt. Also, I write this to stir up good conversation, not to judge anyone for their choices. My opinions are about as...
16
AUG
2012

Killer Sheep. The Question Series #6

The Question Series #6 Killer Sheep. An inordinate amount of my friends are in the ministry. I however, am not. I’m like most people, just a person that tries to mess up my faith as little as possible based on the very limited understanding I have of my role in it and this...
12
AUG
2012

Turf War. The Question Series #5

(Each question series starts with a story,  then builds into a conversation about a real, pressing, religious or moral topic. The included authors below are friends I grew up with who have gone on to become pastors and master students in churches and divinity programs. We talk...
08
JUL
2012

A Tough, Unsafe, & Loaded Question.

The following is a Question about Homosexuality, Politics, and God I posed to a group of my personal friends via Facebook. One is a Masters of Divinity from Duke. The other is a Pastor at a presbyterian Church and represented the church at the recent summit on Gay marriage....
15
JAN
2012

Tebow, Jesus, And Other Irrelevancies

I’ve weighed in on the Tebow issue before, several times in fact. But, it really is like the gift that keeps on giving… reasons for me to rant about in print. I got on the Twitter last night and fired out a couple of comments I would like to hear Tim Tebow say. Now, to be clear,...
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