Whar’ Sin Go?

The story is told of the old days of slavery in the South about a zealous preacher who disdained the institution of slavery.  Realizing what a powerful hold it had on the minds of his fellow southerners and that he had little power to change it, he instead determined to evangelize as many slaves as …

Arrogant Humility?

It is New Year’s Eve as I write this.  In a few hours, the Michigan Football team will endeavor to defeat the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs (I know…what a mascot name, right?) in a national championship semi-final playoff game. Both teams have had extraordinary seasons and while Michigan is a 7.5 point favorite going …

Nothing’s Stupid

My wife understands me better today than she ever has.  I noticed a change in her many years ago as it pertained to my love of college football (especially University of Michigan football, but most all college football in general). She never could quite understand how I could invest so much interest, time, and passion …

Sovereign Acts

I am reminded today that all my days are in God’s hands. Nothing penetrates my life without the hand of God planning and directing. I think of this in reading about King Ahab. He was the most wicked of all of Israel’s Kings. And I recall in this narrative that God keeps his word and …

Bambi on Rabies

Back in 1923, an Austrian author named Felix Salten, published a sweet coming of age novel about a tiny fawn named Bambi, who grew up to be a beloved leader of his herd. It was touching. It was full of virtue. It was uplifting.  It was so charged with a touching storyline that Disney made …