The Watson Seven
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How Getting Kicked Off The Field Reminds Me Of Eternity
I got kicked off the field in the first half of the National Championship game on January 10, 2022. I’m not upset or bitter. The event security guards, accompanied by an Indianapolis police officer, were only doing their jobs, but I must admit I was a bit embarrassed by the whole episode. I had spent the last forty-eight hours on live televisi...
What America Needs Most, One Year After Jan.6
On the evening of January 6, 2021, I posted these words to my Facebook community.
New Year, Same Faith
How to remain Unshaken when the future is Uncertain
Dec 29, 2021
What If God Was One Of Us?
In 1995 pop singer-songwriter Joan Osborne released her Grammy nominated single “One of Us.” Originally written by singer Eric Bazilian, “One of Us” proposed a series of questions challenging various aspects of belief in God and inviting the listener to consider how one might relate to Him. As a teenager, I can remember hearing the son...
Dec 23, 2021
The Christmas Story Illuminates the Power of Fatherhood
In many ways, Mary and Joseph were an ordinary couple. They were devout Jews who followed the law. They were betrothed to be married and were prepared to walk the way of custom and normalcy. But the angel Gabriel’s announcement that the virgin Mary would conceive a child changed all of that. I know Mary, as the mother of Jesus, rightfully tak...
Dec 14, 2021
Removing Statues. Seeking Truth.
What the current fight over statues reveals about how history is told.
Dec 9, 2021
For this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you
Nov 25, 2021
Violence Begets Violence. And Other Takeaways From the State of Wisconsin v. Kyle Rittenhouse
Polarized does not begin to describe the animus exhibited on a multitude of platforms throughout the highly publicized trial of Kyle Rittenhouse. On August 25, 2020, Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old from Antioch, Illinois, fatally shot two men and wounded another in Kenosha, Wisconsin, during the protests that followed the shooting of a black man...
Nov 24, 2021
When the Bible is Hate Speech
As America descends into what many researchers describe as a post Christian landscape, expected consequences of this cultural shift have become even more apparent. From the halls of congress to the boisterous halls of the nation’s 130,000 schools, the accepted and legal norms of behavior reflect this documented change in morality, or at least...
Nov 16, 2021
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Nov 9, 2021
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