McCartney Was The Most Fab Beatle

by Kevin Burton    As discussed last week, I have declared for Paul McCartney in the great “John or Paul” Beatles debate (John Or Paul? A Fun, Silly Beatles Question, April 6).      There are those who favor one or the other who are quite hostile about it and say derogatory things about the other. …

So, Whatever Happened To Sin?

by Kevin Burton    Welcome to the ninth installment of our series Ten Questions from the Bible.  No humans are involved in today’s question except as witnesses.    This question comes from Jesus Himself, to God the Father.    The gospels of Matthew and Mark record the question. Here is Matthew 27:46 in the KJV. …

Finally Getting Around To Procrastination

by Kevin Burton    I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now.  Had some other things pop up.  You know how it is.    Procrastination.    You see these quotes everywhere, along the lines of “never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.”    OK, ha ha. …

The Sights, Sounds And Smells Of Storms

by Kevin Burton    In the three plus years I lived in the Pacific Northwest I can only recall one honest-to-God thunderstorm.    Some co-workers were talking about it in my carpool going to work.  I said “Yeah that was excellent!”    They thought that was quaint I guess because they retold the story a …

Simple Easter Message Is For Every Day

by Kevin Burton    Profound as the Easter message is, it’s also very simple.    Did you catch it Sunday?    Dane Massey is a guest blogger on Page 7 from time to time.  He is formerly the pastor of Mulvane Christian Church and is now in ministry in Houston. His Easter message Sunday contains …

John Or Paul? A Fun, Silly Beatles Question

by Kevin Burton    If you’ve ever talked Beatles with me or even read some of my music posts, you know I’m a McCartney guy.     So to show you Lennon people my heart is in the right place, I’m going to tell you the great things about John that stand out to me before …

“Easter Song” Celebrates The Resurrection

by Kevin Burton    Easter songs are not nearly as ubiquitous as Christmas songs. But here’s a shoutout for an absolute gem of a song associated with Easter.     The Contemporary Christian group 2nd Chapter of Acts recorded Easter Song in 1974.  It was written by band member Annie Herring, composed in three-quarter or waltz …

Letters From Hamburg: Next Step, Studio

by Kevin Burton    Hamburg is a city in Germany about twice the size of Columbus, Ohio. Don’t know too much else about it.    Except that it was the proving ground that turned the Beatles from a pretty good club band to the best band of the rock and roll era.    Best band …

With Baseball, Here Comes The Sun

by Kevin Burton    Baseball is back!  In a virus-sick world where we can use some good news, I say this qualifies.    Did you know birds that sing in the spring, sing about baseball?  Spend time proving me wrong if you wish, but why? Instead, why not busy yourself wiping joy from your cheeks, …

Shut Up Spell Check, I’m Communicating!

by Kevin Burton    Though I write the Page 7 blog alone, there is someone who talks back to me about its content from time to time.    No, I don’t mean my wife Jeannette who proofreads the copy for typos and tone.    I’m talking about spell check.  Spell check has saved my literary …