Author: the Josh Benner Blog

Josh is the pastor of Christian Bible Church in Cissna Park, Illinois. He has a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He lives with his wife Kari, their son, and dog.

The Miracle Basketball Video and Why Facebook Made it Popular

Since this weekend, I’ve seen over a dozen Facebook friends share the same video of a high school basketball team manager in New York (who had never gotten to play before) who has autism who was put into a game and hit six 3-point shots.

Through Facebook, people marvel at the accomplishment. They call it “Inspiring” and say that it “brings tears to your eyes.” It’s called “a feel good news story.”

Why Do You Vote How You Vote? And How Do You Know You’re Right? Why I Don’t Vote

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We live in a society that values rational, linear arguments. We like to hear arguments and opposing arguments. Based on those arguments, we form objective opinions. Right? I believe it’s the other way around. I think it is that we have opinions and then we adopt arguments that coincide with what we already believe.

Be honest, if you research an issue, are you seeking the truth however it is? Or are you going in with what you think the truth is, and just looking for things that support what you already think? In most instances, I think this is how we are.

Alabama – LSU: Great Example of Why College Football Doesn’t Need Playoff

I’m sitting and watching the Alabama and LSU football game. What a game it has been! It’s currently halftime, and this game has lived up to all of the hype that it has generated over the past few weeks.

These appear to be the two best teams in the country, and they’re playing in November. This is a game that will have direct implications on the national championship game.

Ohio State – Indiana: Notes and Thoughts

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It was only a matter of time.

“It was only a matter of time, ” I thought, “until Indiana goes back to being Indiana.” But the Hoosiers kept finding ways to keep today’s game competitive. Much closer than I ever thought it would have been.