Me v. Obama Shooting the Basketball? No Contest, Really.

High school senior Obama takes a shot during a basketball game with his team from the Punahou School in 1979

The President, on Easter Sunday at the White House:Me, two weeks ago in my backyard sports court. (My wife, Frankie, is making commentary)We're roughly the same age. He was born in 1961, and I was born in 1960. He played high school basketball, and so did  I. Clearly, even then, I had better legs: … [Read more...]

The day I met Edith Schaeffer (1914-2013), and the note she penned to me.

On March 30, 2013, Edith Schaeffer died at the age of 98. Born on November 3, 1914, she was the widow of Francis A. Schaeffer.  (November 3 is my birthday as well).  In my book, Return to Rome: Confession of An Evangelical Catholic (Brazos Press, 2009), I tell of my encounter with Mrs. Schaeffer at a bookstore in New York City on April 29, 1986, when I was 25 years old:During my second year in New York City I had the opportunity to meet Edith Schaeffer, the widow of the Presbyterian the … [Read more...]


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