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Golf and Christianity

September 24, 2017


I know a lot of you out there are golfers, or indulge in one sport or another. And I know a lot of readers are Christians. The other day as I tweaked my golf swing in preparation for a tournament, I thought of my faith, which I seem to be always tweaking as well. Maybe […]

The Business of Americans is Business

September 14, 2017


President Calvin Coolidge, 1923-1929, was giving a talk in January 1925 to the Society of American Newspaper Editors in Washington, D. C. when he noted: “After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world. I am strongly of the […]

God, Friends, Sustained Us After the Fire

July 5, 2017


I loved the template reason on the shipping notice I received not too long ago. I forget if it came from Fedex or UPS, but it was just their normal way of inserting a reason for not delivering a package. Our home was a charred wreck, destroyed by a fire on the morning of Jan. […]

What Are You Made of?

November 5, 2016


We all know that little boys are made of “snips and snails and puppy dog tails,” while little girls are made of “sugar and spice and everything nice.” In today’s progressive, politically correct world those stereotypes are of course sexist, demeaning, and probably misogynist as well. How dare we characterize male and females so differently? […]

Repent! Jesus is Coming!

October 15, 2016


If you drive through Cottondale, as I do on occasional trips to Birmingham, there is a guy standing by the side of the road with his sign, “Repent!” And I think it adds, “Jesus is Coming,” or “The End is Near” or something along those lines. I guess the range of reactions is from “that […]

You Reap What You Sow

July 23, 2016


An AP headline in Saturday’s Tuscaloosa News, July 9, screamed in huge letters IS THIS REALLY US? In the old days of yellow journalism, the letters would have been not only big, but also in bold yellow letters to make sure no one missed the point, and, of course, bought the newspaper. The answer to […]

The Proverbial Janitor in the Girls’ Dorm

May 28, 2016


I will no doubt offend many with this column, so just line up. A few days ago I received an invitation to a “live webinar” dealing with “campus facilities and transgender students: creating save and welcoming spaces on your campus.” The invitation came from AudioSolutionz LLC, in Durham, N.C. Since Duke is in Durham, and […]