The boys revisit a number of topics from the last few episodes, including baseball, the midterm elections and Taylor Swift’s Midnights (looking at the 3 a.m. edition). They also look at the “Respect for Marriage Act” and find encouragement in Romans 14.
The Zippy Crew tackles marijuana policy (and its implication as Christians) and then reflects on the end of the careers of several notable athletes (Roger Federer, Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols). It all wraps up with scriptural encouragement from Romans 11-12.
The St. Louis Cardinals have a defensive dynamo at third base, the perennial Gold Glove winner, who also provides middle of the order punch to the offense, and makes them a yearly threat to be world champions. His name is Scott Rolen.
Your favorite snail of news and culture returns with an episode zipping through baseball drama with the firing of Mike Schildt, a deeper dive into arguments in the abortion debate (including how that intersects with disability), a discussion about the Chosen and other dramatizations of the life of Jesus and a hopeful reflection on what God accomplishes in Revelation 22.
The boys are back on the 20th Anniversary of OFB with an epsiode packed with music, politics, baseball and mysterious priests in the Bible. Where else can you discuss the Cardinals, the migrant crisis, a John Mayer album and Melchizedek in one place?
The boys are back and start off with a perfect fall medley of pumpkin spice and baseball. They also delve into vaccine mandate controversies and the new Texas and Mississippi abortion laws, with a hopeful topping of discussion around God’s love in the Old Testament.
On Sunday, May 23, Phil Mickelson started the insanity, by winning the PGA Championship in South Carolina. It represented his sixth major title, and he surpassed Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods to become the oldest major winner in the history of professional golf. I don’t recall thinking that Phil was too long in the tooth to win anymore, but he’s 50 years old. He’s eligible for the Champions Tour, which in a bygone era was called the “Senior Tour.” Phil had won the PGA Championship before: 16 years ago. That gap represented the largest for anyone winning the same tournament in the history of professional golf.
Tommy Lasorda died yesterday at the age of 93. It’s almost hard to say anything that matters. I only know that he was the manager of the Dodgers in 1988, when the Dodgers had an improbable victory over the feared Oakland A’s, led by Tony LaRussa. When I looked back over the dates that Lasorda was the manager of the Dodgers – 1976 to 1996 – I realized that it encompassed my entire life, up to the age of 16.