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,...
14
JUN
2013

Jesus Would Slide Cleats Up, Full Story.

It’s important to understand that, at the time, I was a real Jesus freak. Most of the guys on the team hated this about me. I can’t say I blame them. I was a staunch, proselytizing evangelical who preached Christ through concussion. I routinely ruined the boys’ nights out, guilt...
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...
29
SEP
2012

So Unlike Your Christ.

Woke up this morning to a Facebook post about Donald Trump visiting Liberty university in my feed. I don’t know much about Liberty University other than it’s a Christian school. By Christian, I mean it’s one of those schools that has “Christ” right...
26
SEP
2012

This Buds For You, Jesus.

  If you’ve read some of my previous posts you’ll know that I’m heading to this Christian party where drinking is going to take place. Says it right on the invite: “we gonna get our drink on”. Well, it doesn’t say it quite like that, but...
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...
06
SEP
2012

Zobrist, Tebow, and Jesus.

The following contains religious content. Baseball only fans be warned. After the Jays game in which Omar Vizquel ran headlong into Molina and got squashed like road kill, Ben Zobrist and I went on friendly reunion tour of Toronto. We rented Bixie Bikes and road the streets of...
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...
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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