Blog Writing I Have Did

There is a long winter ahead for us. So, naturally, my thoughts turn to baseball. We’ve still got a few months to go before diamond greenery stretches out before us, so I’ve spent the last few days dusting off my personal list of my top ten favorite baseball quotes. These aren’t necessarily the most famous…
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Frying Like Bacon On Thanksgiving Day

It was just before bedtime on a Sunday evening, and I mentioned to my wife my surprise and delight that the NFC Central Division is likely to come down to a battle of two teams — the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions. She saw the light in my eye and she said something then…
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Shamelessly Burnishing My Scholarly Credentials

I mentioned to my junior high Sunday school class recently that I’ve written a few books. My Sunday school kids aren’t typically hanging on my every word, because at their age some of them would rather push Bibles across their tables or stack them high like a tower while I’m doing my lesson, or talk…
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Turning 60

Age is in the eye of the beholder. In my case, I was barely into my 40s when teammates on my fast-pitch softball team began calling me “old man.” My daughters’ husbands began calling me “old man” almost as soon as they joined the family, and I’d dutifully smile and play along, calling them “punks”…
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“Wherein We Stand” Book Event Set For Nov. 18

I don’t know exactly why I decided to write my latest book about a church and the people who congregate in it. I think the idea had something to do with how American culture has shifted. Increasingly, we hear assertions from people of faith, and people outside of faith, that we are now living in…
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