Thinking through Co-Ed Combat

My five year old daughter sat in my lap last week and told me, “Daddy, when I grow up I think I want to be a doctor (her mother’s profession), a preacher (her father’s profession), or a rock star (ummm….).” While I would question the theology of one option, and the sanity of another, the […]

Somebody tell Mr. Putin that the Cold War is over.

I’m a child of the Cold War. All of the bad guys in the best war movies from my childhood were communists, most likely from Russia.  I still remember when the Russians invaded America in Red Dawn.  I can’t bring myself to watch the remake.  It just seems silly that North Korea could attack us.  […]

Running the Disney Marathon: a parable of the sad Christian experience

Hi, my name is Rob.  And I’m an idiot. Fortunately, I believe my idiocy can be a teaching tool for others, so maybe there is some redemption in the following account. First, a little back story.  In 2009 I began to run.  I was trying to make healthier choices in life, shed the unwanted poundage, […]

Celebrating Dynasties in Faith & in Football

We are mere hours away from the 2013 BCS National Championship game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.  And I need to get something off my chest. Roll Tide! Now I feel better.  You see, I’m eaten up with Crimson Tide devotion.  I guess I’ve always been that way.  It’s […]

Redemption and Les Miserables

Buttermilk has more culture than me. Not really the theater-going type, I caved to the pressure of all of my friends in the twitter sphere and took in Tom Hooper’s big screen rendition of Les Miserables.  The film was beautifully shot.  The music was stirringly beautiful and emotionally raw.  I’m not ashamed to admit that […]