They're Jumping, Against Their Better Judgment

I’m not much of a swimmer, and drowning ranks extremely high on the list of ways I do not want to die. That explains the sense of dread that gripped me on the first day of our honeymoon as my wife I prepared to snorkel in the ocean off the coast of Maui. Everyone on […]

Death is Satan's Tool

When I encounter anyone terrified of COVID-19 and adamantly opposed to life resuming in any sort of normal fashion — stores, schools and restaurants reopening, church services and sporting events resuming — their chief logic is rooted in a fear of death, either for them or someone else. I understand that, because I’m firmly in […]

Rating the Landing Spots for Buckeyes in the Draft

Ten Ohio State players were drafted Thursday-Saturday and now embark upon their NFL careers. It’s easy to rank the players according to respective spots where they were taken, but it’s much more difficult and more interesting to rank them by which Buckeye landed in the best situation for them to make an immediate impact. That […]

NFL Draft Explains, Predicts Ohio State's Dominance of Michigan

Ohio State fans never tire of counting the days since the Buckeyes last lost to Michigan. Sunrise means another notch has been added to that belt — 3,072 days, and climbing — but it must feel like a few additional years have been added to the total in the minds of Michigan fans since last […]

This is God's Will for Your Life. No, Really. It is.

I’ve challenged myself, and am therefore challenging you, during the next eight weeks of restricted social interactions because of COVID-19 precautions, to list something every day that you are thankful for. It’s a good habit to ingrain any time, but particularly now that our routines have been disrupted and inconvenience and fear tempt us toward […]

The Hard Road Christians May be Asked to Walk

As I prayed this St. Patrick’s Day morning for our nation amid the ever-expanding coronavirus precautions, I became a bit uneasy about the prohibitions against life as we’ve known it and how eagerly and passively we are embracing them. I’m trying to balance my discomfort against the Biblical command to accept the authority God has […]

Why We Shouldn't Fear the Coronavirus

Saturday,‌ ‌March‌ ‌14,‌ ‌2020‌ ‌dawned‌ ‌as‌ ‌an‌ ‌uncertain‌ ‌day‌ ‌in‌ ‌America.‌ ‌ It was the first day of the first weekend on which the full brunt of the coronavirus pandemic precautions fell. There‌ ‌would‌ ‌be‌ ‌no‌ ‌NCAA‌ ‌Tournament‌ ‌games,‌ ‌no‌ ‌high‌ ‌school‌ ‌state‌ ‌championship‌ ‌competition,‌ ‌no‌ ‌toilet‌ ‌paper‌ ‌left‌ ‌on‌ ‌store‌ ‌shelves‌ ‌and‌ ‌no‌ ‌guarantee‌ ‌about‌ ‌the‌ ‌future.‌ ‌ ‌ […]

Stop Looking for What You Already Have

I occasionally misplace my car keys, only to find them in my hand as I search. And I’ve sometimes looked for my reading glasses, which I discover hanging from the neckline of my shirt. I fear that’s how it will be with lost souls on Judgment Day. What a searing, horrible regret they will feel […]