Notebook: Captured thoughts about a little
bit of everything as it floats through my head.
Archive: Over two years' worth of columns,
including some from Chimes, the Paper, and WBBL.com, and others otherwise
2000-01: A school year's worth of football,
presidents, and other American indulgences
in the Hope of Heaven: My book about the social
impact of the biblical picture of heaven - how heaven should affect our
America Series: Snapshots from this citizen's
scrapbook, including mega-metaphors for American life, the mall and McDonald's.
in Chicago after the attacks
Free Press op-ed:War looms an uncertain task
op-ed: Dual identies, different destinies: being American and Christian
at at time like this
• Why 2K matters:
- not Y2K matters.) Sure, the millennium is largely symbolic -- we are,
after all, roughly 2005 years removed from the birth of Christ --but we've
played by the skewed rules by centuries, so why stop now? It's a useful
time to zoom out on history. What is immediately evident is how much everything
has intensified exponentially over the last century alone -- technology,
population, egalitarianism. It all seems to be leading up to something,
doesn't it? (Hint: not necessarily) I explored these themes in a turn-of-the-millennium
series of essays:
near? Maybe not
2000 packs historical punch
more things change...
of the Game: When I embarked on freelancing
for the weekly The Paper I wanted to transcend the dollar signs and crime
blotters and look for the purity that's left in sports.
of 97: Looking
back at the championship moments in sports from the summer of 1997.
As Religious Ritual: How are sporting events
like cultural rituals? What are the problems with mixing sports and religion?
Deford Introduction: Calvin College January
of Sportscasting: As I see it, there can be
a method to this madness.
Chimes cover story about the Calvin Knights' 2000 national title.
sells out: Last spring I submitted an essay
I wrote for Chimes about CBS SportsLine's surprising flee from ethics to
Spark Online, an e-zine about the Internet and society.
rage?: I co-wrote this cover story for the
newsweekly the Paper looking at the impact of the West Michigan Grand Prix
on local businesses.
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