A Different Language

If you’re a Christian, and even if you’re not, you need to read Marvin Olasky’s piece (registration req’d) in this week’s World Magazine. Olasky demonstrates an aspect of why the world has such a hard time when dealing with Christians: it’s because they don’t speak the same language. Almost everyone today is so ignorant of … Read more

An Extraordinary Walk!

I did get to finish, over the weekend, The Long Walk. To say the feat that Slavomir Rawicz and his companions accomplished was unbelievable would be an understatement. To quote Sebastian Junger, One of the epic treks of the human race. Shackelton, Franklin, Amundsen…history is filled with people who have crossed immense distances and survived … Read more

Waiting in the ICU

Lori and I went to Tennessee over the weekend to see my grandmother (see below). She is slowly recovering from the surgery, but is still in critical condition. Please keep her in your prayers. We spent a few hours in the ICU waiting room, and I had forgotten what it was like to sit in … Read more

Football Time (almost!)

Football season is just around the corner (Tennessee’s opener is Aug 30 hosting Fresno State), and I’m thirsting for preseason buzz. But while we’re still at the “wild speculation” point of the preseason, John Adams, one of my favorite columnists, has written an excellent piece pondering what an all ex-Vol NFL team would look like. … Read more

Request Update

Thanks to those of you who prayed for my grandmother over the last few days. The latest reports from Tennessee say that she is doing remarkably well in her recovery (she is still in intensive care). We’re driving down this weekend to check in on her. Once again, thanks for your continued prayers.


On a personal note, I’d like to ask all who are willing to pray for my maternal grandmother, 76, who just underwent emergency brain surgery to correct a hematoma. She’s in pretty bad condition, but she did make it through the surgery. The next 24 hours are critical, and she’s under close observation in an … Read more

The Long Walk

I’m curently engrossed in reading Slavomir Rawicz’s The Long Walk, and I can already heartily recommend it. It is the true story of Rawicz and six other prisoners who escaped a Soviet political prison camp in the Gulag and walked out of Sibera all the way across the Gobi Desert, though the Himalayas, into India. … Read more

Thin Skin & Absurdity

I’ll switch gears a little to discuss the yay-hoos who are suing their local Catholic church because a preist purportedly said that the deceased was headed to hell (a fact that is probably more common than not, though it is hardly ever said). Read the article here for the full story. The “offended” party is … Read more

Nuptial Sense, Cont’d.

Yes, I am continuing this adsurdly lengthy post only because I wanted to point you to Richard Nadler’s article while I was on the subject. Nadler deals with another instance of state devaluation of marriage–the abolition of laws against adultery. Read it–it’s well worth the time.