Rory

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

The key question in golf is no longer “Can Tiger catch Jack?” Tiger’s best days clearly are behind him. With all his injuries, he’s an older golfer than he is a man, with lots of fairway mileage on him. Tiger reminds me of an old, formerly great golfer who can put a good round or two together but can no longer sustain it in the clutch. Tiger needs to worry more about Rory than he does Jack. The key question, it seems to me, is this: “Is Jack’s record of 18 major victories under more threat now from Tiger, who has 14, or Rory, who has three?” The eye test tells me that Rory now is more likely to catch Jack than Tiger is.

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Goal

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

If your ultimate goal in life is (as it was for Jonathan Edwards) seeking God’s glory, and your circumstances change, then nothing really has changed. You can equally seek His glory in good times and in bad.

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Inaction

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Barack Obama apparently doesn’t realize this elementary fact–that even if the United States stops acting around the globe, the world doesn’t stop. The costs to the photo-op president’s inaction continue to rise in Ukraine, Israel, the border with Mexico, Benghazi, Iraq, Syria, and so on. Whether the president realizes it or not, the world is a safer place when the U.S. takes a leading role, a more dangerous and bloody place when it doesn’t.

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Last night at the College Church book study on Eric Metaxas’s book, 7 Men and the Secret of Their Greatness, we heard from Lee Pfund, a contemporary and teammate of Jackie Robinson, who was the subject of this week’s chapter. Here is a recent video by the Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College on the spiritual side of Robinson.

What I Learned from Jackie Robinson: An Exclusive Interview with Lee Pfund from Billy Graham Center at Wheaton on Vimeo.

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John Blok of Moody Radio interviews me about my article, “Presbyterians Embrace Leftist Politics, Shun Reformed Roots.”

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Amazon, a Friendly Giant as Long as It’s Fed

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

By DAVID STREITFELD

From household names to deeply obscure scribblers, authors are inflamed this summer, perhaps more deeply divided than at any point in nearly a half-century. Back then, it was the question of being a hawk or dove on Vietnam. Now it is not a war but an Internet retailer and its unparalleled grip on the cultural machinery that is provoking fierce controversy.

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Dome

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Israel’s favorite TV show? “Under the Dome.”

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I’m Reading: Hailstone Mountain

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Hailstone Mountain

By Lars Walker

Actually, as per usual, Christine is reading me this one, after enjoying it herself on her Kindle. Hailstone Mountain has action, characters, religion, and trolls. What’s not to like? John Wilson and I did a podcast about it last October.

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Podcast: Coming Attractions for 2014, Part 4

Monday, July 14th, 2014

John Wilson previews the latest installment of the Chet and Bernie series, Paw and Order. Hint: It’s doggone good!

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Interesting

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Someone who “comes out” as a homosexual instantly is hailed as a hero who must have the “right” to “marry.” Someone who opposes this state of affairs–charitably or not–risks ending his or her career.

We live in interesting times.

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