November 2017

Serious questions before an ordination


With my semi-retirement coming up, I have been reflecting on the journey God has taken me on. In 1973, when I was 22, First Baptist Church of Wyaconda, Missouri, called for my ordination. In those days, ordination was taken seriously, and a church would only call for your ordination if you had demonstrated real evidence […]

Bedlam: Winner gets a leg up on a Big 12 title game


The eyes of the college football world will be focused in Stillwater as No. 8 Oklahoma battles No. 11 Oklahoma State in the annual in-state Bedlam game. OU and OSU are tied with TCU and Iowa in first place in the Big 12 Conference with 4-1 league records. OU and OSU are both 7-1 overall […]

Tough road for OU and OSU


Bedlam notes… Final schedules Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Iowa State and TCU are all tied atop the Big 12 Conference standings with 4-1 league marks. Who has the easiest scheduling left? If you base that assumption on playing one of the top four teams, TCU and Iowa State appear to have the advantage. Iowa State has […]

Close losses doom the Golden Hurricane one more time


Losing is tough enough but losing close games in a competitive league has been the story for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane this season. The frustration continued last Saturday. For the second straight week and the 4th time this season, Tulsa lost a decision in the waning minutes of the contest as SMU pulled out a […]

If the Dodgers win, it might help Tulsa


By the time you read this, the World Series will have been decided, but at the time of this writing, the series is tied 2-2. No matter which team wins, I won’t be disappointed. I’ve never been a big Houston Astros fan, but in the early 1990s, I was an associate scout for the Astros, […]