October 10, 2015

Saturday Ramblings: October 10, 2015

Your Head Rambler is feeling a bit down this morning after the Cubs’ loss to the Cardinals last night, but I’m not going to let it keep me down. I prescribe . . . rambling! So let’s get to it, okay? Ooh, this should get the action going . . . According to an article in the […]

Saturday Ramblings: October 3, 2015

• • • But as we go, we have to get in one more parting shot at Congress . . . Oh sorry, I forgot, there’s more about the Pope — the Kim Davis story . . . Earlier this week, the Kentucky county clerk announced that she and her husband met briefly with the pope at […]

Saturday Ramblings: September 27, 2015 – Papal Visit Edition

It’s the first weekend of autumn, here in the northern hemisphere, which means it’s springtime for Argentinian Pope Francis. That’s true in a metaphorical sense as well — the Pope has achieved a wonderful position of popularity right now. And then he came to the U.S. (motto: “We don’t kiss no stinkin’ rings!”). No, actually, the […]

Saturday Ramblings: September 20, 2015

It is the final weekend of the summer, and time for one last summer ramble. Ready? This is the kind of weekend the boys of summer love. And this year, it even includes Chicago Cubs fans like me! The Cubs are in the best division in baseball and holding their own. This past week they […]

Saturday Ramblings: September 12, 2015

If we can get this old Rambler jump-started, we’ll be off and running in this late summer edition. There, I think we got it. Ready to ramble? • • • Here are a couple of family pictures from our Labor Day weekend gathering at Cumberland Falls, Kentucky to celebrate my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary. No, they really […]

Saturday Ramblings: September 5, 2015

Welcome iMonks! Ready to ramble? The truth is out. Daniel is no longer doing Saturday Ramblings (at least for the time being) because he was offered a pastoral opportunity at a new cutting edge church. • • • This next bit of astronomical creativity is from The Christian Post. Of course it is. A historical […]

Saturday Ramblings, August 29, 2015, Understatement and Adios edition

Hello friends and welcome to the weekend. Ready to Ramble? I’m feeling a bit British this week, so I thought we could try to start each entry with an understatement. Because, why not? Academia is a strange place. Where else can you get people for fork over tens of thousands of dollars for the privilege […]

Saturday Ramblings, August 22, 2015

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. The noose on the Prayer Tower, Ronald McDonald’s decapitated head, and Jewish spy dolphins: Ready to Ramble? Oral Roberts University is known for many things. Mainly its unfortunate name. I mean, really, who names a kid, “Oral”? Was “Nasal” already taken by a cousin? But they are also known […]

Saturday Ramblings, August 15, 2015

Welcome to the weekend, friends. Ready to Ramble? A few months ago we mentioned that Jim Bakker is still “ministering” these days. The venue? A TV show, natch. And the focus of his “ministry”? Convincing viewers that some sort of apocalypse is right around the corner, and therefore you should buy his prepper food. Lots […]

Saturday Ramblings, August 8, 2015

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. Ready to Ramble? We’re going to start with the beauty of God, reflected in the things He creates. Kansas photographer David Lane spent four months photographing the Milky Way over Yellowstone Park, and the result is a stunning night-time rainbow.