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Followers of Jesus Christ admit we blow it every single day. How is it hypocritical to freely admit that you screw up all the time and then screw up? We never claim to be perfect but are recipients of great piles of grace for the great piles of mistakes we make. The penalty for those mistakes is paid by the only God who reaches down to humankind and creates a way for us to be in deep relationship with Him.

Christianity is unique and its claims are mutually exclusive. The claims of Christianity and some other religion cannot be true at the same time. The Muslim, the Hindu and the Christian cannot each be a little bit right. God is plenty big, powerful and sufficient in the Christian faith. We don't need another god and He is not part of some larger truth.

Christianity is based entirely on Jesus' perfect life, death on a cross and resurrection from the tomb three days later. If there's no cross and no empty tomb, our faith is a sham. But there was a cross and an empty tomb. Now that presents a real problem to those who reject Christianity. What if Jesus is who He says He is?

God is personally knowable and that entrance into Paradise is guaranteed not because of my works or faithfulness but because Jesus Christ's perfect works, which are credited freely to my account with God.

There is one Supreme all Powerful God. We should not seek to achieve nirvana by imperfectly purifying yourself thru your own efforts but by relying on the perfect purifying gift of Jesus Christ. We can be sure that Jesus Christ existed in history, but the atheist or agnostic has an impossible case of proving with 100% certainty that there is no God. To them, I say that I like my faith better than yours. To my secular friends who claim God does not matter, I implore you to consider that there is something after your last breath where He does matter supremely.

Christianity works because it is true. I've bet my whole life on it. Ineffable joy awaits in heaven for those who believe.

The most important questions in life are: Who is God? Does God know you? and Do you know God? What's your answer to these questions...

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I think the argument is 30th ranked class is better than no class or picking up the dregs after the recruiting cycle is basically done (warm bodies).
Commented on Vols, Tyndall Facing Severe Attrition on Apr 24 2014, 12:12p
I think the jury is out on whether Kiffin is a good offensive coordinator.
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 23 2014, 9:10a - 1 reply
And it's green. Memphis, man!
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 5:19p
I was trying to say we stuck it back to him by making Kiffin his Offensive Coordinator (or whatever he's doing to Nick). Granted we did poorly on our end of the deal.
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 5:19p - 1 reply
That's OK. We stuck him with Kiffin.
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 4:06p - 1 reply
Quite the mixed bag of, um, results there in the Not-Him hiring model.
Commented on Tennessee Has Its Coach: Let Donnie Be Donnie on Apr 22 2014, 11:31a - 1 reply
Someone please photoshop (or whatever program you kids use these days) Donnie's head on Bruce's body, preferably the famous barechested V pic. I think it will fool people...
Commented on Donnie Tyndall Accepts Vols Job on Apr 22 2014, 11:24a - 1 reply
Perfect case of her winning the battle but losing the war (still hanging with someone who has a short resume)
Commented on Donnie Tyndall Accepts Vols Job on Apr 22 2014, 11:21a
More a comment on the strangeness of all the basketball focus rather than a criticism of the coverage. Good stuff as always...
Commented on Report: Search Turns to Michael White on Apr 21 2014, 11:01a
By the way, how's the football team doing in recruiting?
Commented on Report: Search Turns to Michael White on Apr 20 2014, 6:18p - 1 reply
Well, I wasn't postulating it, yet you were attributing kidb's arguments to me.
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 20 2014, 6:14p - 2 replies
Of course not. But I also don't think we can hire Marshall and we talked about him as well.
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 20 2014, 6:12p
Until we win consistently in basketball and pay well for a coach, this won't be a destination job.
Commented on Report: Search Turns to Michael White on Apr 20 2014, 6:08p
and we know UTEP beat at least one NCAA tournament team....
Commented on Report: Search Turns to Michael White on Apr 20 2014, 5:59p
No one is postulating that Howland isn't an above average coach.
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 19 2014, 8:34p - 2 replies
My point about UCLA when he didn't have NBA talent is precisely that he would encounter the same lack of NBA players at UT. Thus, those are the UCLA years that matter.
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 19 2014, 8:30p - 2 replies
I voted for Pearl. Just to be difficult.
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Poll: Who Would You Hire? Realistic Names Division on Apr 19 2014, 8:27p - 2 replies
Can I change my vote on Pitino? I thought it was the dad. /sarcasm intended...
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Poll: Who Would You Hire? Realistic Names Division on Apr 18 2014, 6:03p
Thanks for putting that straw man out there. Never said that, but since you bring it up...
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 18 2014, 5:58p - 2 replies
Of course not.
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 18 2014, 5:37p
Still don't buy the great coach theory.
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 18 2014, 11:30a - 1 reply
Not really that great a rebuttal in his last 4 years. He's just a shade worse than Cuonzo during that span.
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 18 2014, 10:37a - 2 replies
Really what I am saying is that he blew it on the recruiting trail and had credibility problems.
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 17 2014, 4:39p
Sorry, gotta translate that one. I completely missed it.
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 17 2014, 4:28p
Nope, Chris. I am talking about the Pump Brothers.
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 17 2014, 11:53a - 1 reply
I am talking about the end of his time at UCLA - without players, he failed to produce wins and was fired. Xs and Os didn't overcome that for him.
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 17 2014, 11:51a - 1 reply
And that's perfectly OK. Tim Miles can stay in Lincoln. Or where ever Nebraska is located.
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 16 2014, 3:49p - 1 reply
Rick Stansbury would be a great coach for Middle Appalachacola State. He was just horrible at the end and benefitted from playing against the SEC West., which is good in football but not hoops.
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 16 2014, 3:48p - 1 reply
The Howland-sized bait dangled in the water and I_S snapped.
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 16 2014, 3:43p - 1 reply
No Subject
Commented on Tennessee Basketball Coaching Candidates on Apr 15 2014, 10:35p - 2 replies
Marshall will never leave Wichita because it's pretty and he's loved. Ahem. And Saban said he was never leaving LSU... "Hello, South Beach!"
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Cal, Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Begins - Will Vols Pay to be an Elite Program? on Apr 15 2014, 10:24p - 1 reply
I hear he's a much better lawyer than a football coach. /Flips open contract to buyout clause. Show Me Da Money (and the exit)!
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Cal, Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Begins - Will Vols Pay to be an Elite Program? on Apr 15 2014, 10:20p
Does Dooley coach basketball, too? /wry smile
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Cal, Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Begins - Will Vols Pay to be an Elite Program? on Apr 15 2014, 5:02p - 1 reply
Good point on Serrano.
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Cal, Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Begins - Will Vols Pay to be an Elite Program? on Apr 15 2014, 5:00p
Oh, I don't mean that I am sold on Hart completely. Just find myself agreeing with him during the presser, on the numbers and on Butch's results so far.
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Cal, Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Begins - Will Vols Pay to be an Elite Program? on Apr 15 2014, 5:00p
Not even Mike Hamilton would hire Rick Stansbury
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Take Job at Cal on Apr 15 2014, 4:56p
Really the tournament and the last 2-3 weeks of the season were the only time the team played at the level of my expectations heading into the season.
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Take Job at Cal on Apr 15 2014, 4:55p - 1 reply
Fair enough. I don't claim any detailed knowledge of the proceedings up there. Further supports the idea the Martin took the first job he could find...
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Cal, Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Begins - Will Vols Pay to be an Elite Program? on Apr 15 2014, 2:53p
If you can like an AD, Hart is one I find myself agreeing with.
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Cal, Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Begins - Will Vols Pay to be an Elite Program? on Apr 15 2014, 2:51p - 3 replies
There was no way we could come to terms with Cuonzo
Commented on Cuonzo Martin to Cal, Tennessee Basketball Coaching Search Begins - Will Vols Pay to be an Elite Program? on Apr 15 2014, 2:28p - 2 replies
Good link. Thanks.
Commented on Jauan Jennings Commits to Tennessee on Apr 9 2014, 9:45a
When things look really bad (because they are), and the coach/team give you nothing to change your reasonable evaluation of their performance, it isn't unfair to give up on them.
Commented on Fulmer, Dooley, Cuonzo and Patience on Apr 7 2014, 3:32p
It's hardly premature or unfair to have given up on Cuozno during this season when we were up & down and also showing no signs that an explosion was about to occur
Commented on Fulmer, Dooley, Cuonzo and Patience on Apr 7 2014, 12:11p - 1 reply
I left off "available" top 10 coach, which I've said repeatedly elsewhere. He was available before being hired by Auburn. And, he is the second best coach in UT history, so there's that.
Commented on Cuonzo Martin and Fans Behaving Badly on Apr 2 2014, 4:19p
You can extend the contract as long as you want... the buyout is what really matters.
Commented on Martin Removes Name from Consideration at Marquette on Apr 2 2014, 3:59p - 1 reply
It's hard to screw up a press release. Thankfully, we didn't do that in this case.
Commented on Martin Removes Name from Consideration at Marquette on Apr 1 2014, 3:47p
There's a solid, defensible viewpoint for us to embrace a top 10 coach and the second best in Vol history. Trading up to Pearl would not have been stupid.
Commented on Cuonzo Martin and Fans Behaving Badly on Apr 1 2014, 3:45p - 1 reply
We agree.
Commented on Cuonzo Martin and Fans Behaving Badly on Apr 1 2014, 12:34p
How do we ask for this gif? Jerry M. Show Me the Money!!
Commented on Martin Removes Name from Consideration at Marquette on Apr 1 2014, 9:50a - 2 replies
As a minority in Memphis, I'd hate for the majority in East TN to see things the way you describe it and for that to be the underlying reason for the Martin unrest.
Commented on Cuonzo Martin and Fans Behaving Badly on Apr 1 2014, 9:47a
As I've said elsewhere, my argument for Pearl was simple. Top 10 coach available and 2nd best at UT since Mears. He was an upgrade over an above average Martin.
Commented on Cuonzo Martin and Fans Behaving Badly on Apr 1 2014, 9:37a - 1 reply
Ultimate Question: Will Tennessee be financially stupid? (Vegas won't even put a line on the administration being smart....)
Commented on Martin Removes Name from Consideration at Marquette on Apr 1 2014, 9:17a
Raise? Yes. Extension? Short One. Raise the cost of poaching? Absolutely. Performance Bonuses? Yep.
Commented on Cuonzo Martin, Marquette, and the Cost of Doing Business on Mar 31 2014, 9:46a
I think the disagreement comes from "well above average". I think Cuonzo's performance is above average historically. But didn't exceed expectations wildly except in year 1 regular season.
Commented on Michigan Survives Tennessee 73-71 on Mar 31 2014, 9:29a
I buy this argument.
Commented on Michigan Survives Tennessee 73-71 on Mar 31 2014, 9:27a
I was waiting for Barkley to say what a turrible call it was. Normally, we get incisive comments about officials inserting themselves into the game and altering the outcome. Lack of intellectual honesty is annoying.
Commented on Michigan Survives Tennessee 73-71 on Mar 29 2014, 1:27p - 1 reply
Abolsutely better than Barnes.
Commented on Sweet 16 Tennessee vs Michigan Preview on Mar 28 2014, 2:28p
I think that's a concept everyone can get behind. NO PAT ADAMS.
Commented on Sweet 16 Tennessee vs Michigan Preview on Mar 28 2014, 2:16p
BEST CASE SCENARIO: GRIII takes all their 3 point attempts and shoots at or below his avg.
Commented on Sweet 16 Tennessee vs Michigan Preview on Mar 28 2014, 2:14p - 2 replies
Actually, the admin and big donors love him. The average Memphis fan wants someone to kick the players in the pants and produce better results.
Commented on Cuonzo Martin and 2015 on Mar 27 2014, 12:31p
We need 3 scorers AND a solid defensive effort to pull this off.
Commented on Sweet 16 Tennessee vs Michigan: Reviewing the Wolverines' Season on Mar 27 2014, 9:57a
I was on the Hire Pearl (or any other top 10 coach) bandwagon. But a petition really was crazy.
Commented on Tennessee Advances to the Sweet 16! on Mar 27 2014, 9:47a - 1 reply
Back to the money thing, people are not happy with Pastner here in Memphis and he's incredibly overpaid
Commented on Cuonzo Martin and 2015 on Mar 25 2014, 2:23p - 1 reply
ESPN Reseeded the Remaining Sweet 16. Vols jump to first #3 Seed. Just behind the last #2 seed in Meeeeshigan
Commented on Cuonzo Martin and 2015 on Mar 25 2014, 1:09p - 2 replies
This is mainly why I am concerned about a lengthy extension. Martin's contract goes thru mid 2016, IIRC.
Commented on Cuonzo Martin and 2015 on Mar 25 2014, 12:58p
Although not directed at me, I want to make it clear. I advocated taking a top 10 coach (Pearl) and upgrading over our above average coach. I never signed a petition, which I thought was ridiculous.
Commented on Tennessee Advances to the Sweet 16! on Mar 25 2014, 12:47p
I wouldn't mind a bonus or a raise, but not an extension. Our buyout economics across the athletic department have been badly managed and we have no idea what rebuilding looks like next year. Why lock in a problem?
Commented on Tennessee Advances to the Sweet 16! on Mar 24 2014, 5:32p - 1 reply
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