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On the Jericho Road · 1d ago

We and They

We ain’t going anywhere. Neither are they. “Who is ‘we’ and ‘they’ in those statements?” you might be asking. Well, “we” is whoever we are and “they” is whoever they are. “We” is tho...
On the Jericho Road · 3W ago

America Is Already Great

I recently spent a week in San Antonio, Texas. I was there to represent the publishing company I work for at a preaching conference. I had a good time. I had a good time before I even ...
On the Jericho Road · 3W ago

Covfefe (a poem)

Your demagoguery and arrogance, your shallowness and ignorance; there’s a word that sums it up: Covfefe. Help the rich, hurt the needy. Withdraw from the climate treaty. Tweet a lo...
On the Jericho Road · 1M ago

Puttin’ on the Ritz

Since my Good Wife and I moved a couple of years ago to the farm outside of Yatesville, Georgia, where my father, the late great Champ Ruffin, was born and raised, we’d gone to the movies in...
On the Jericho Road · 1M ago

Black Holes

In a few months, we may see the first image of a black hole. This is exciting! Scientists trained the radio telescopes of eight observatories ranging from Antarctica to Hawaii to Spain on...
On the Jericho Road · 2M ago

The Power of Sacrifice

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yep, it’s baseball season. If you took a survey to find out what people think the most exciting play in baseball is, I imagine a home run wou...
On the Jericho Road · 3M ago

Dust in the Wind

Debra and I enjoy going to concerts. We have to pace ourselves, given constraints on time and money. There are many artists we want to see while they’re still able to sing and we’re still ab...
On the Jericho Road · 3M ago

I Want to Understand

I want to understand people. I want to understand why people—all people—are who they are, why they think the way they think, why they believe what they believe, why they say what they say, a...
On the Jericho Road · 3M ago

L. Q. C. Lamar

It was the late great Mr. C. E. Julian, esteemed teacher of history at Lamar County (GA) High School, who taught me that my home county was named for a man named L. Q. C. Lamar. I don’t thin...
On the Jericho Road · 4M ago

Getting Past the Great Filter

It was 1950, and some scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico were walking to lunch. Along the way, they talked about some recent reports of UFOs and a New Yorker cart...