They don’t come any better

They don’t come any better

When Tom Dimmock died suddenly this week, it was more than a shock: the world seemed a little dimmer. At just 65, Tom had accomplished more than most of us could do in three longer lifetimes. He was a terrific family man who doted on his wife, children, and...
I was a teenage racist.

I was a teenage racist.

I’m not proud of having been a young racist. I’d have had a better excuse if I had been a teenage werewolf, but I can’t blame prejudice on genetics. I could blame it on lots of things. In the time and place of my childhood and adolescence, I...
Once in a lifetime …

Once in a lifetime …

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or without benefit of news media, you’re aware by now that rock climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgenson successfully completed their attempt to become the first to free-climb the sheer Dawn Face of...
Here, there, and somewhere

Here, there, and somewhere

Christianity Today and Biblical Archaeology Review recently posted competing year-end “Top Ten” discoveries from archaeology related to the Bible in 2014. Surprisingly, only two finds made both lists: an Old Babylonian tablet describing an early flood...
Off the beaten path …

Off the beaten path …

If you ever find yourself in Myrtle Beach for several days, and you’re not attracted to the touristy “attractions” and cheesy shows, consider going off the beaten path to find what the low country was like before commercialism invaded. Down below...