Unintended Consequences (audio)

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 … Read more

Ep. 048 | Joel Beeke and Puritan Reformed Theology — TAU Roundtable

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 … Read more

Ep. 045 | 2021 NFL Playoffs Preview — TAU Roundtable

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”]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 … Read more

Reflections on a World Without Sports

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 … Read more

By All Means, Mourn Kobe Bryant’s Death, But…

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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God’s Desire for All: STTA!

Something to think about!

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 … Read more

How Much Should Pro Athletes Get Paid?

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 … Read more

How to Fix the NBA

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 … Read more