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An athlete is suddenly forced by outside circumstances into a moral dilemma. I'm sure the athlete harbors nostalgic sentiments going back to childhood when the game was just the game and playing it was a simple joy. But these are not simple times. These are times when our games are emblematic of larger and weightier … Continue reading flags

when patriotism becomes a problem

An idol is a glory cul de sac. Any thing, when properly understood and used, can become an avenue for bringing glory to our Creator. The things of the natural world can lead us to the worship of God, or as Paul reminds us in Romans 1, tainted by our sin they can become objects … Continue reading when patriotism becomes a problem

proud to be an american

My wife and I went on a cruise this January to celebrate our fifteenth wedding anniversary six months late. It was terrific. But this post isn't about that. One of our favorite people that we met on the ship was a middle-aged woman named Victoria. Victoria's favorite thing about the ship was drinking too much … Continue reading proud to be an american