buntingGerry Fraley has written an excellent piece on the Texas Rangers’ historic record this year in one-run games. The Rangers are 36-11 in one-run games this season — the highest winning percentage in one-run games in Major League Baseball history. But does that mean the Rangers are lucky or clutch? Does that speak well of the bullpen or is it a bad sign? What does that statistic portend for the postseason that begins for the Rangers this Thursday? Click here to read the article.


angryfaceMy monthly “faith column” for the Amarillo Globe News was published yesterday. I decided to write about how difficult it must be for Christians who are personally and emotionally invested in this country’s presidential race. How does a Christian get involved in the politics and still reflect the glory of our Lord? I called it “Refusing to Join the Rage.” You can click here to access the whole column.


jesusgloryAnd this quote from yesterday’s sermon here at Central as we kicked off our annual Missions Month with a look at Jesus’ stories in Luke 15. The quote is from Henri Nouwen:

“God rejoices. Not because the problems of the world have been solved, not because all human pain and suffering have come to an end, nor because thousands of people have been converted and are now praising him for his goodness. No, God rejoices because one of his children who was lost has been found.”