Sure, Parades & Football — but hopefully Thanks most of all

Well, I don’t plan to write much, but at the moment seeing my wife work wonders in the kitchen while I sit here essentially useless has me inspired to say a few brief words. 🙂 The kids are recognizing one of the unintended consequences of our cutting ties to regular television fare to save a …

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Football & Sin, Part 2: New Orleans’ “Bounties”

After writing recently about the fact that football (and the watching of it) is not inherently sinful, the news out this  weekend (actually saw it Friday) strikes me as worth mentioning. The NFL is accusing the New Orleans Saints of putting “bounties” on opposing players. As reported by the AP: New Orleans Saints players and …

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Will There Be Football in the Millennium?

We had a wonderful Cincinnati Spokesman Club meeting this morning, and football (American football for my non-American friends; here’s why football is called soccer in America and Canada, BTW) made a festive entrance into the “Table topics” session that was really enjoyable. Thoughts and opinions were diverse, though all rooted in good thinking, methinks. (And …

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On Tim Tebow and something refreshing in football

[UPDATE, 12/13/2011: I can’t believe that I missed the fact that we had a commentary run this very weekend on the Tomorrow’s World website that discusses Tim Tebow, as well! I subscribe to our commentary updates (and I urge you to do so, as well!), but in the hustle and bustle of the weekend, I …

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Warning: Nerd Throwing Footballs

I have so many topics that I have wanted to write about today, but I don’t think I’m going to get to them before I go to sleep tonight (Daylight Savings Time fatigue and all that).  Especially since I feel compelled to offer this public service announcement… Today, somewhere in east Missouri, a nerd was seen throwing footballs.  …

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Good insight (methinks) into this president’s current state of mind from Peggy Noonan

Camp season is over! Well, sort of over — there are always loose ends here and there to tie up, and my wife and I were already discussing plans for next year yesterday and this morning. But the intense part of the work is done, and life can get back to normal for a while. After …

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What’s this “bowl” thing I keep hearing about? (Plus: Thanks, non-heathens!)

Wow–what a weekend! Counselings and baptisms and services and Bible studies and a new workshop yesterday. And then, this morning, I keep hearing about this “bowl” thing. What’s up with that? OK, seriously, I know what it is: the Super Bowl. So, who won, anyway? The Texas Rangers? The Vancouver Canucks? The Ealing Trailfinders? OK, …

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Rise of the Female Aggie Yell Leader?

Well, you can file this in the “unnecessary commentary few would be interested in” drawer. But it’s on the front page of my Wall Street Journal, so it’s made some news, and I think there are bigger principles that are touched by the “fun” news item it represents. It looks as though Ms. Samantha Ketcham, …

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