If you’ve ever had kids (or have been a kid), and attended a Sunday morning worship service at a church, you know the struggles involved in placing a child into an age-old, but not necessarily age-appropriate environment. I took at stab at that sometimes-prickly subject over at my church’s blog in a two part series: … Read more
Wow, 2015 came and went with a post to be found. Alas, following my yearly tradition, here’s a record of all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at least one night during 2015: Chattanooga, TN Holland, MI Kingsport, TN Nashville, TN Sylvania, OH Virginia Beach, VA Washington, DC Williamsburg, VA Woodbridge, … Read more
My extremely gracious family at Occoquan Bible Church gave me the opportunity to preach the occasional Sunday sermon in 2015. Even more audacious is the fact that they recorded them. Should you possess similar audacity, these can be listened to here.
Oh yeah, I have a blog! And lately, it’s been one post a year. Resolved to post more than once in 2015. Maybe even more than twice, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Thus, following my yearly tradition, here’s a record of all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at … Read more
Oops. It’s 2014 already. So, following my yearly tradition, here’s a record of all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at least one night during 2013: Alexandria, VA Benton, TN Chattanooga, TN Holland, MI Kingsport, TN Stamping Ground, KY Nashville, TN Prince William Forest, VA Solvang, CA Stamping Ground, KY Woodbridge, … Read more
My thoughts on the downfall of Lance Armstrong are up at The Gospel Coalition: On a rainy May morning in 1996, I woke up early and drove to nearby Bristol, Virginia, to watch the start of a stage in a conspicuously branded professional bicycle race called the Tour DuPont. For a young East Tennessee amateur … Read more
Following tradition, here’s a record of all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at least one night this year: Birmingham, AL Charlotte, NC Chattanooga, TN Holland, MI Kingsport, TN Shenandoah National Park, VA Nashville, TN Rodanthe, NC Sylvania, OH Woodbridge, VA Washington, DC cf. 2005/1999, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.
[Continued from part 1, and part 2] Lookout Mountain Lookout Mountain is an icon of the South. As a kid, en route to see my grandparents in Alabama, we’d circle the hump-backed juggernaut as we passed through Chattanooga. It’s lore was spread via one of the most innovative advertising campaigns in history — painted barns throughout … Read more
[Continued from part 1] Sand Mountain The showers drenched, but didn’t dally. By the time I made the turn onto the rough rural roads of northern Alabama, the rain had ceased and a steamy vapor began to rise from the pavement. Aside from the bad roads, there was little clue save for a sparse state … Read more
Given the recent Lance Armstrong and pro cycling doping scandals, I thought it might be worthy to show what the cycling world looks like more often than not — that is, undoped, unpaid, underprepared, and wickedly fun. What follows is a report (in three parts) from an ride I undertook earlier this year. One hundred … Read more