Leadership questions from the battlefield: Gettysburg
How is it possible to lead men to likely injury or death, and have them follow you…willingly?
When God’s sovereignty intersects with time
How does the Bible reconcile God’s sovereignty with human actions? Part of a series.
Four rhythms to keep your mind sharp
What are some rhythms and disciplines for keeping your mind active and clear?
He was a Gentleman
HE WAS A GENTLEMAN After my dad passed away, I went up to Escanaba, Michigan, to be with my mom and to take care of some things. One of the things Dad liked to do every day was to take a short walk down to the main road, stop at the local convenience store there,…
THIS IS SCIENCE?
THIS IS SCIENCE? (Thanks to the artist at Abstruse Goose for the great cartoon!) Years ago (August 1988), Gregg Easterbrook wrote an article for “The Atlantic” called, “Are We Alone?” Now, I’m not prone to browse articles from 22 years ago, but Gregg alluded to this article yesterday in his “Tuesday Morning Quarterback” column on ESPN.com,…
JUST A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR SUBSTITUTE HELPS THE MEDICINE GO DOWN
JUST A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR SUBSTITUTE HELPS THE MEDICINE GO DOWN by Mark Knox There’s a great scene in “Mary Poppins” where Mr. and Mrs. Banks are about to interview a series of prospective nannies (of whom there are many lined up) for their children. A strange wind comes along and blows all the nannies…
I’M TIRED OF BEING CALLED A RACIST
I’M TIRED OF BEING CALLED A RACIST by Mark Knox The question of whether opposition to President Obama’s policies and plans constitutes a kind of subtle (or not so subtle) racism has been discussed much in the media of late. Even former President Jimmy Carter has entered the fray. And frankly, I’m getting a little…
Appalachian Melody by Mark Knox Mark Heard was a Christian musician and singer who emerged into the spotlight in the mid-to-late 1970’s out of Larry Norman’s “Solid Rock” label. His first widespread release was entitled, “Appalachian Melody,” and musically, it drew some comparisons to James Taylor in style. Over the years, Mark became a favorite…
EARTH DAY: THE NEW TOWER OF BABEL
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 by Mark Knox Well, today is Earth Day, and all across this land, in school classrooms and on newscasts and TV shows, the cry will go out that we must do all we can to “save” the planet. And in recent years, the whole banner of Earth Day in particular and…