We heard the same sermon twice on the Wednesday night we went to West Monroe, La.—and both were unexpected.
We had just finished our interview with Miss Kay, Al, Willie and Phil Robertson, cast from the popular TV show, Duck Dynasty. It was interesting listening to Phil talk about sex and relationships, Willie talk about his early days when he and his wife, Korie, ran a Christian camp, Al add nuggets to almost every story, and Miss Kay laugh and talk honestly about her relationship with Phil… Continue reading →
It’s official. The media is the new czar of morality.
Your Bible? They say it’s no longer valid. And what you individually believe? It’s no longer relevant either.
If you go against the media’s moral code, whether you are a liberal or a conservative, you are now bigoted and hateful.
It’s scary out there.
Why am I jumping to all of those conclusions? Well, apart from the fact that they are true, I’ll explain. Recently, some in the media targeted Tim Tebow for merely saying he would speak at a church that the media deemed anti-Semitic, hateful, intolerant and bigoted… Continue reading →
Those words would aptly describe the feelings of most players and coaches who win the Super Bowl, the most popular sporting event in the U.S. as evidenced by the record-breaking number of television viewers the last three Super Bowls (more than 111 million watched last year’s game making it the most-watched TV show in U.S. history)… Continue reading →
With all of the scandals, shootings, ill-advised comments (verbally and in social media), and general negativity surrounding today’s sports world, I wondered if sports had finally lost its safe-haven reputation it once enjoyed… Continue reading →
Early on the Saturday morning of Dec. 1, 2012, Kansas City Chiefs starting linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend after shooting her nine times.
He then drove approximately five miles to Arrowhead Stadium where he thanked his coach, Romeo Crennel, and his general manager, Scott Pioli, for everything they had done for him. Then he shot himself to end his own life… Continue reading →
“Cart-offs” and “knockouts” aren’t terms that normally produce thoughts of leadership and the NFL. If anything, they make me think of the anything-goes-world of boxing.
But that terminology, made infamous this past spring because of the connection to the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal, or “Bounty Gate” as it’s been dubbed, is actually synonymous with the NFL and a lack of leadership… Continue reading →
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