Bart blogs at Praisegod Barebones (at least when the spirit moves him). He also was gracious to let me publish his prognostications. Fortunately for him, he did not say, “Thus saith the Lord,” so no Old Testament punishments are called for.
March Madness is upon us once again, when everyone from shipping managers to laboratory technicians to car salesman to high school custodians become self-proclaimed doctors of bracketology. Pastors are right in there among them, but I have an admission to make: I know a lot less than the average man does about college basketball…about any sort of athletics, really. Nevertheless, I enjoy the basketball tournament better than any athletic event in existence—I pretty faithfully watch it on TV—and each year I like to fill out a NCAA March Madness tournament bracket based upon my passion for Baptist History. It entertains me, it makes watching the tournament even more interesting, and just maybe it gives you a chance to learn a little more about some of the history of the schools involved and the heritage of Christian education (good and bad!) in our nation.