SOPA Made Me [Not] Do It

SOPA Made Me [Not] Do It

I did not post in the last week in protest of SOPA. (If you believe that, then I have some land in Florida that could really be worth a fortune for sale!) In all seriousness, though, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) or the Protect IP Act (PIPA) is something you need to know about. I’m trying to keep my political thoughts away from this blog as much as possible, but I suspect they will come forth over time in my posts. For the record, trying to say that your faith should somehow not be a part of how you feel politically is a completely ignorant statement, but that’s another post for another day as I now digress. I simply wanted to draw attention to this SOPA/PIPA issue that many major websites are protesting because it influences everyone. I might...

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Why Tim Tebow Ticks (People Off)

Why Tim Tebow Ticks (People Off)

The Denver Broncos just finished another game for the record books. All week we heard talk about the “Third Down package” involving backup QB Brady Quinn that was ready should Tebow struggle. We all knew the leash would be short should Tim Tebow look less than average with his passing. (Small disclosure: I just bought a Tim Tebow Broncos jersey because I’m a Broncos fan and I happen to like the Tebow guy, but more on that later. I get no checks for endorsing the guy, but should that change, please send me an email publicity guys and I’ll gladly take a donation to baby-coming-soon = poor dad fund.) As I write, Tebow Norris threw for a season high 312 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers – no other QB has done this all season long....

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On God & Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC

On God & Football: Faith and Fanaticism in the SEC

I’ll seriously try not to make this your typical book review. I promise. One of the gifts I look forward to each Christmas is a gift card to either Books-A-Million or Barnes and Noble. Everyone talks about being a visual learner, hand learner, or non-learner. I would have to fall under the category of textual learner. (Yes, that automatically makes me a weird person, I know, but I do know some pretty random trivia as a result. Just call me Ken-Jennings-Junior-Not.) You can ask my friends, I remember odd things as well, like once at Battle of the Sexes where I remembered the name of all three of the Power Puff Girls. For the record, their names are Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup and also for the record I carried the men that night to a smashing victory on...

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Cross Trauma

Cross Trauma

On September 11th, 2001 we caught a glimpse of evil. Nearly 3,000 souls were sent to the next life after the horrific attacks. I attempted to encapsulate a lesson to my youth group today on this topic, and I feel some thoughts are worth sharing. The biggest point of the attacks is that evil is out there. It exists and it breeds a type of hate that results in attacks like this. As humans, we are aware of this evil almost from birth. We have all grown up with fairy-tales like Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We don’t realize it, but crimes like breaking and entering and stealing go down in these tales. On the other hand you have a woman living with seven men and a demon-wolf that eats people. An...

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Roll Tide Roll!

Roll Tide Roll!

If you are a guy – you’ve probably caught my completely not-subtle reference to that little event that usually goes down on Saturday’s and typically involves some food and a large, comfortable chair while some guys in same-colored clothes chunk around a funny-shaped ball. (If you are a female and you caught the reference, hopefully some lucky guy has you already, because you’re a catch!) The phrase “Roll Tide Roll!” is southern for “Go Alabama!” (…or possibly Alabamer dependent upon what part yer kin folk might hail from). In literature this is known as a metaphor. Basically, that means it’s something like a symbol, a metaphor stands for something else. When Alabama fans chant this phrase, they don’t literally mean lay down and roll like the...

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Preacher: An Invested Christian

What exactly is an invested Christian you ask? Let me tell you about one. His name is Truman and he was my “Pop” who just passed away over three weeks ago. His life was finally the catalyst I needed to get this blog launched. His life provided the humbling realization that I will never be as good as him; I blew that idea up long ago. I don’t know that anyone shy of Jesus himself could fill those shoes. I certainly don’t have a shot. However, that realization spurred me on to do what I am able. Just so that you can begin to understand this man, I’ll give you a little bit of information on his life. He was born in October of 1921 in a town just shy of Harrisonburg, VA. (One of my favorite places on Earth, I might add!) He grew up pretty...

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