By Bob Hiller - A couple of years ago, when I first started writing for this blog, my brother told me I needed to deal with some of the pressing social issues in our culture. He said that since I write a good deal about sports, I should talk about race in sports. I have … Continue reading Racism in Our Ears
By Bob Hiller - Michael Jordan resides on LeBron James’ back. There he hangs heavy, always whispering into LeBron’s ear: “I am undefeated in the Finals. You have a losing record! Who cares if you’ve made more Finals than I have? I have enough rings to start onto the second hand! You’ll never catch me!” … Continue reading Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James: Condemned to Comparison
By Bob Hiller - Well, if my calculations are correct, by the time you read this blog (I am writing this on Tuesday night), the Golden State Warriors will be on the brink of completing their undefeated playoff run by sweeping the Cleveland Cavaliers out of the NBA Finals. (Though, if you read my blog, … Continue reading The Isolated Pastor
By Bob Hiller - What has happened to Tiger Woods? Honestly, can you think of anyone who has taken a harder fall than Tiger? It really wasn’t all that long ago that he was untouchable on the golf course and in the public eye. I believe his weekend schedule used to consist of rolling out … Continue reading Judging Tiger Woods
By Bob Hiller - This past Sunday, our congregation rejoiced with all the saints and angels over four eighth graders who stood up to confirm their faith in the triune God. At our church, we enjoy personal testimonies from each of the confirmands. I always enjoy listening to the students talk about how they believe … Continue reading Confirmation: Join the Resistance!
By Bob Hiller - One of the great joys of the sports bar is what we might call the “greatness debate.” You know how it goes: “Who is the greatest point guard in the league right now?” “If you could start a franchise with three players in the league, who would you take?” “Give me … Continue reading Who Is the Greatest Theologian?
By Bob Hiller - It will be good to finally be in church this Sunday. It has been the same thing all week long. I just need to hear something different, something out of the ordinary, something new. See, all week long, it has been the same old thing, and I’m simply tired of it. … Continue reading Finally, Instructions!