We don’t have cable or satellite, so we had to get one of those converter boxes. The switch to the digital television signal has proven beneficial for this sports fan. I’m slowly falling in love with Universal Sports, a network of NBC that shows year-round the sports they usually only air during the Olympic Games. Normally, I have to wait four years to watch water polo on television, and even then, it’s usually aired for just a half an hour on a Saturday afternoon. Today I got to watch two whole matches from the World League on the Universal Sports network. Too bad the US lost in the bronze medal game. Still. Water polo! On a non-Olympic year! Huzzah! 5 meters and backhands and exclusions and drives galore!
Thomas Nelson is publishing The American Patriot’s Bible. (Go to the web page now and see if you can spot the typo while it’s still up. Seven points to the first person who spots it.) I’ve never been a fan of the special interest Bibles—e.g., Men’s Study Bible, Women’s Study Bible, Power Forward’s Study Bible, Heirloom Tomato Farmer’s Study Bible—but the American Patriot’s Bible seems to go too far. My belief is that the Bible should continue to prophetically speak to all nations. In my understanding of the cross and the resurrection, ethnic and national boundaries mean very little to God. I don’t mind books and discussions about how the leaders of our nation have been shaped by the Bible or what they said about the Bible. I simply don’t think that such information belongs in a Bible.