This is the audio edition of “Unintended Consequences,” the written edition of which we originally published in September of 2018. You can go back and read it if you wish or just enjoy the audio edition. If you haven’t subscribed to the audio edition already, you’re missing out! Things Above Us Audio Edition audio narration […]
We are thrilled to finally have Dr. Joel R. Beeke (Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary) on the Roundtable! Chuck Ivey talks with Dr. Beeke about his new book, Puritan Reformed Theology, and many other great titles from Reformation Heritage Books! Puritan Reformed Theology https://www.heritagebooks.org/products/puritan-reformed-theology-historical-experiential-and-practical-studies-for-the-whole-of-life-beeke.html Reformed Systematic Theology – Vols 1&2 https://www.heritagebooks.org/products/reformed-systematic-theology-volume-1-volume-2-beeke.html Ore From […]
Listen to Allen, Tim, and Michael make their Championship Round predictions and evaluate the divisional round. We also discuss how the COVID situation and sports were related. Here’s Michael’s post about gambling if you are interested.
Last week we made several bold predictions, but were we right? Will we be right again this week? Will Nick say the weirdest things or is he just misunderstood? Tune in to hear your favorite theologians discuss the NFL playoffs! Note: We use betting language to discuss which team will win games, but we in […]
This is our NFL Playoffs preview episode! Last year we got more feedback on our playoffs predictions than any other episodes. Michael, Tim, Allen, and Nicholas get together to preview the new and expanded 2021 NFL Playoffs. There are hot-takes, Cowboy’s jokes, men’s movie recommendations and picks for all the games this weekend including the […]
It’s over. America’s sportsless drought is over. We’ve gone months without professional team sports and it’s finally over. Sports are back. As an avid sports fan, I am thrilled. When 2020 did its thing and canceled sports I was devastated. In the month of March alone, I had tickets for 3 different basketball games. I […]
My social media feeds have run the gamut in relation to the responses to the death of Kobe Bryant and the responses to the responses to Kobe Bryant’s death.
On one hand, I read of folks using bereavement leave at work due to mourning the loss of their dearly beloved basketball star? On the other hand, I’ve seen folks deride those who are so affected by Kobe’s death, pointing out such things as “you don’t mourn the death of 3000 babies yesterday but you mourn the death of a basketball star?” or generally criticizing people for being so affected by the death of someone they didn’t know personally.
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The NFL should get down on its proverbial knees and thank the 49ers and Chiefs. The league was bound and determined to ruin the biggest sporting event of the year. First, they put it on Fox in all the Joe Buck glory alongside the block of wood known as Troy Aikman. I suppose we can […]
My heart breaks for the Bryant family. Millions have taken to social media and flooded it with posts expressing shock, sadness, and confusion over the horrific death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. Players and fans are grieving, contemplating the brevity of life, and stewing in the reality of God’s holiness and judgment. NBA […]
Here’s my occasional post where I try to convince you that motorsports are cool. It’s high time for a preview of 2020 in the major series that you might catch as you’re flipping channels, wishing the NFL season were still going after the Superb Owl and the Prob Owl. In an earlier version of this […]
Below is Calvin’s commentary on 2 Peter 3:9. Though I would disagree with his exegesis here, I do agree with the theology and find it supported by the rest of Scripture, namely that, though God will not save all men, He does have a genuine desire for the salvation of the world. We must be […]
“Convicted Payday Loan Mogul Scott Tucker Has Absolutely No Remorse,” declares a headline on Jalopnik. What did this guy do? Why does he have no remorse? And what is this doing on Jalopnik, an automotive blog? I recently went back to a month — and only one month — of Netflix just to catch up on some things. […]
With the deaths of Jessi Combs and Anthoine Hubert coming not long before its theatrical release in September 2019, Rapid Response is a grim reminder of a certain sentiment of every race fan: it stinks to watch drivers die. The other side of that is this: we in 2019 have it “pretty good” compared to decades […]
The short, cold, unflinching answer to the question posed in the title of this post is: whatever the market allows, but my fellow laborers at Things Above Us demand I write more than a dozen or so words. Let’s discuss this topic with sins like greed and envy at the forefront of our minds. Let’s […]
If I had to rank my interest in sports it would go something like this: NFL MLB College Football College Basketball I would put the NBA at #5 but it wouldn’t accurately convey just how far from #4 it actually is. The NFL is definitely my favorite now that my Cleveland Browns are showing signs […]
Let me do my best attempt to analogize a certain staple of motorsports with an analogy to “stick and ball” sports. The Baseball Split Suppose that from the beginning of the World Series in 1903 that it had been played in the same stadium and on the same field, Doubleday Field at Cooperstown, New York. […]
I got my first job when I was 16. The first thing I saved up money for was a TV and an antenna. The primary purpose for this purchase was to watch March Madness in my bedroom while the rest of my family was asleep. I have always loved the NCAA tournament. Here is why: […]
The day after the last day of the NFL regular season is ominously known as Black Monday. It’s the day in which an indefinite number of head coaches will definitely lose their jobs. Every franchise pretty much expects to win the Super Bowl with the coach they hire (or else, why hire them?) so that […]
Another glorious year of NFL football draws to a close and a desperate nation turns its lonely eyes to Los Angeles. Meanwhile, most of Los Angeles was recently surprised to learn it had a football team. They have shoulder pads and everything! Cool, huh? Although most residents feel a bit slighted that New York has […]
Something To Think About! Being a TAU writer has offered me a view of a process with which I have no personal experience: the sale of a Christian book. Allen Nelson’s From Death to Life is available on ThingsAbove.Us, and it was always my impression that when a man sold a book, “he basically got […]