How Much Does America Miss Sports?

by Kevin Burton    Bitter pill for me to swallow last Saturday When Daniel Ginszek scored for Wolfsburg in stoppage time to beat FC Augsburg 2-1.    Tough blow.    I’ve been a huge fan of FC Augsburg going way back to Saturday afternoon at about 1:15 when I first learned of the team’s existence. …

The Great Stevie Wonder Turns 70

by Kevin Burton    Reflecting on Stevie Wonder makes me feel like a slow learner, very slow.        Last week Stevie turned 70. I found out about it because a magazine in Scotland, for the occasion, ranked his twelve biggest songs.     I am sure nobody thought people in Scotland would be marking his …

What The Bible Says About Life After Death

by Kevin Burton     On Friday we talked about our tendency to put off thoughts of death and the afterlife, even though death is a certainty (A Theology Lesson From My Microwave, April 15).    When my microwave is finished counting down cooking time, instead of flashing zero, it flashes “End.”  So if I forget …

A Theology Lesson From My Microwave

by Kevin Burton    Did you ever heat something up in the microwave and then forget you did it?    Maybe you’re getting ready for work or are at the beginning of any hectic day. You may have a dozen things in progress and you are in preparation mode. You forget your snack, your mind …

An Open Bible, Open Mind, Four Questions

by Kevin Burton    Most of my mornings begin with a Bible study method that helps me focus on the things God intended for me to know.    It’s like pouring the power of God’s Word through a funnel and into my life. Even better than Rice Krispies, no?    I have long since forgotten …

So Close, So Far, Happy Mother’s Day

by Kevin Burton    Honoring my mom on Mother’s Day is a joy that I do not take for granted.  It’s just not as easy this year.    Each part of life, as it arrives on the calendar, goes through this strange virus filter. At first this was surreal, then it became numbing.    Now …

My House Husband Grade: Incomplete

by Kevin Burton    So I am furloughed, my wife is still working fulltime.  I guess that makes me a house husband?    Well I am working, on something I hope can someday be called a legitimate small business.  But most days I don’t go anywhere farther than the mailbox.    House husband is a …

Dreaming Of One Last Beatles Record

by Kevin Burton    My Beatles wish is not like yours I’m guessing.    I am a big fan of Beatles music. If granted the power to rewrite music history it would be tempting to undo the Beatles breakup, but I wouldn’t.    I would want to keep the post Beatles individual work of John, …

Brand Loyalty Shifting During Crisis

by Kevin Burton    Looked outside and saw a yellow plastic bag in the driveway Sunday.    Oh Boy!  Hope we got some coupons!    In ordinary times coupons, while certainly welcome, are not a cause for celebration. But these aren’t ordinary times. And, the changing times can be measured in part by the coupons …