Smarter and Nicer – This Is Your Brain on Books

Smarter and Nicer – This Is Your Brain on Books

People of a certain age remember a 1987 public service ad campaign directed against drug use. An actor holding an egg says, “This is your brain.” He points to a cast iron frying pan bubbling with hot oil: “This is drugs.” Cracking the egg into the pan, he says “This...

Of squirrels and scholars

This little guy (or girl) is a bandit who steals from the birds. Or, you could consider him a user, who only comes to visit when he needs something. You could think of him as an opportunist, who keeps his eyes open for things that can be turned to his advantage. On...

Ever Interrupted a Sermon?

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., on January 29, 2012. Mark 1:21-28 Have you ever interrupted a preacher while he or she was delivering a sermon? I’ve sat through a few sermons I wanted to interrupt and have preached...

Five Ministry Lessons After a Table-Saw Accident

The table saw and I had a disagreement. I lost! I was working on this great furniture project in my garage and was not being as careful as I should have been. I now have three healing fingers, but thanks be to God, I still have 10 fingers. As the ER doctor put it,...