Holy Mohawk, Batman!

Some people aspire to greatness in athletics. Others reach for the pinnacle of achievement in the arts. Kazuhiro Watanabe has the world record for the tallest mohawk. A couple of days ago, Mr. Wantanabe appeared in Washington Square Park in New York City, the geographical and emotional center of NYU, where my son is a [Read More...]

Vacationing with the Obamas and Other Ironies

Hiking next to the Gallatin River in south central Montana, about an hour away from Bozeman

Twice in the last four years we spent our summer vacation with the Obamas. Well, okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. But, truly, two times during our last four summer vacations we encountered the President and/or his family . . . and were somewhat inconvenienced in the process. Here are the facts. Last month, [Read More...]

You Don’t See This Headline Everyday! (I Didn’t Even Know Christ Played Basketball)


Today, as I was reading the New York Times on my Kindle, I came upon a peculiar sight. The headline read: “Christ the King 54, Nazareth 53: For Nazareth, a Loss Not Reflected in the Score.” Since I don’t follow New York high school basketball, I wasn’t quite prepared for what I read. As it [Read More...]

Good News for “Sound Guys” Everywhere

A "sound guy" hard at work. Picture from  http://www.flickr.com/photos/rosengrant/.

I’ve got good news for “sound guys” everywhere. Even if you’re not a “sound guy,” you might want to pay attention. But, first, let me explain what I’m talking about. In my experience as a pastor and speaker, “sound guy” is virtually a technical term for the person who oversees the audio for a lecture [Read More...]