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“If You’re Going Through Hell, Keep Going”: After-Action Report, Air Force Marathon 2016

Going into the Air Force Marathon, I had some concerns: (1) My knees had been bothering me on and off all summer. (2) I had not trained for this event. Aside from some longish workouts–a few bike/run bricks–I had not done any serious long runs. I had been to 20 miles once, but that was […]

Assessing Trump Supporters

Fair disclosure: I did not vote for Trump in the primaries. In the Kentucky primary, I voted for Cruz. Will I vote for Trump now? I’m leaning in that direction. He was not, however, my first choice or even my second. Over the years, Trump had been a New York liberal who was way too […]

When TWW Gets it Wrong: Complimentarianism and Abuse

This is the perfect example, in which Dee conflates the issue of [apparent] correlation and causation. Here are the questions: (a) Does complimentarianism CAUSE abuse? (b) Does complimentarianism PREVENT abuse? (c) Does egalitarianism CAUSE or PREVENT abuse? (d) What DOES prevent abuse? While we have plenty of examples of abuses from complimentarian churches, let’s be […]

When TWW Gets it Right: a 6-Year-Old Doesn’t Like Soccer

Obviously, this should be a no-brainer. Background: a 6-year-old child who played soccer for one season decides he does not want to play another season, and yet the parents want to sign him up for another season. Here is the background piece, by Brownwyn Lea, writing for The Gospel Coalition. I’m going to be a […]

After-Action Report: Hub City Tour 2016

From a fitness perspective, I began the year strong: I swam, rode my bike trainer, and even threw in some runs, with a vengeance. That paid off for me in April, May, and June. I began my endurance season with a decent ride at the Redbud Ride. That was my third Redbud, and my most […]

Standard? or Double Standard?

The idea that there is a double-standard for men and women has come across my path several times in the last week, so I thought I’d explore this some. Double Standard – a situation in which two people, groups, etc., are treated very differently from each other in a way that is unfair to one […]

Harris Apologizes for I Kissed Dating Goodbye

I saw this coming for some time. Harris, of late, had been re-thinking the implications that his landmark book had created. I wonder if this is part of a larger reconsideration on his part of the disastrous system of which he had been a part for many years at Covenant Life Church, the mother ship […]

Endurance Sports and the Christian Life

In a time not so long ago in a world not too far away, I embarked on a dimension of my fitness journey that I had not considered before. Up until 2000, my idea of exercise had always been playing sports such as tennis and basketball. (During my high school days, I played tennis, golf, […]

TWW and Pastors Who Plagiarize

In another instance where TWW is correct, they bring up a very common issue that is pervasive among the evangelical community: plagiarism. In fact, I wrote about the same issue almost ten years ago. Gawsh I’m getting old.

TWW and 9 Marks of an Abusive Church

Actually, this is a pretty decent set of criteria. While I realize that this is a dig at the “9 Marks” paradigm of Mark Dever, the list is derived from Mark Enroth’s book regarding spiritual abuse, and Enroth makes several poignant observations. I will list the “9 marks”, and provide some commentary. (1) Control-oriented style […]

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