I Couldn’t Lose

March Madness (the annual NCAA Championship basketball tournament) has always been a delight to me. I played basketball (and football) at tiny Maranatha Baptist Bible College (now Maranatha Baptist University… I like to chide my brother-in-law who is the current president at Maranatha that when they went to university status, they threw out the Bible …

Eternal Toddler

Most of you know how much I revel in being a grandfather (Apa).  In less than eight years, we have gone from 0 grands to 11, with our latest, Wyldenn Merit, being born just a few weeks ago.  The oldest is now 7 ¾ and we hit most ages in between.  I’m not expert yet …

Bendable Science

We just passed the one-year anniversary of COVID.  There have been many news articles marking that event.  Most of the articles have been a review of the havoc and trauma the virus has inflicted from death, to sickness, to divisions in families, to the politicization of the virus, to the shutdowns, to the …you fill …

Once Is Enough

Often, debaters of scriptural issues like to play the card that “The Bible only says, (fill in the blank) three times”. Or “God only addressed this subject once in Scripture”, trying to undermine a teaching that they either do not like or want to deemphasize. One glaring example of this is a premise upon which …

The Worst of Times

In 1859, Charles Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities. It is a novel set in London and Paris just before and during the French revolution wherein multiple thousands literally lost their heads in France.  It places in juxtaposition the two cities; London enjoying peace, safety, and prosperity, and Paris in which overthrow and anarchy …

Bricks

Down through history, doubtless as far back as the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11, man has been a brickmaker. Bricks have been a staple building material through the centuries. While great temples, obelisks, and government structures have been made of quarried stone as the costliest and most enduring of building materials, the humble brick …

The Time of Our Lives

We have all heard the saying, “I’m having the time of my life.” It is usually expressed by someone who is in the midst of having great fun, maybe on vacation, during a family event, or some other special activity. It communicates a heightened sense of joy, appreciation, or well-being one is experiencing at the …