Lord, save me from the political true believers

Yesterday I wrote about McCain’s stepping back from fear-mongering (where he should have never gone in the first place).  Let’s be clear, though, there’s quite a number of Obama supporters who are equally as vile.  A friend of mine told me about the protest people were planning at the Republican fund-raiser in Philly yesterday.  It…

Losing Sight of Jesus

Never light a fire in a field of dry brush and think you can control it.  Pastors to this all to often in Churches as they try to wrestle congregations to their will.  They find the dividing lines in the churches they serve, pick a side, and whip up their supporters into a consuming frenzy. …

My Trip To The NLCS

Thanks to a thoughtful neighbor and my amazing wife, I was able to be in the stands for game 1 of the NLCS.  It was my first playoff experience ever, and I have to say that the night was amazing.  While I was there, however, I did have the sad realization that there’s a reason…

Lazy Journalism

Well apparently it’s not just a connecticut-based cable sports network that likes to perpetuate the old stories about Philly sports fans.  Philly.com had link to this extraordinary piece of lazy journalism on the part of the LA Times.  His potential breakdown of the series is also a great example of “homer” sports writing. Thanks for…

Debate Two Has a Clear Winner

The second presidential debate is over, and I’m happy to say that it had a clear winner – Tom Brokaw!  He spent a good portion of the evening point out that the candidates weren’t following the ridiculous rules their campaigns set up for the evening.  I hope the candidates were embarrassed enough to tell their…

Stuck in the Bubble

Philly just had a big “evangelistic event” here in town that a good number of people I know attended.  I understand the attraction of these events.  They’re flashy, they’re “big,” they can be exciting, and they are “safe” for Christians to come to with their “unsaved friends.”  I kinda think that many of my Chrisitans…