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One-On-One with Jesus

In my dream I was playing basketball with Jesus, just the two of us, one-on-one. The first thing I noted was that He’s not better than LeBron James just because He’s the Son of God. He’s just like me. It’s a good game. It was a beautiful day and the radio was on in the background. We were talking and playing like guys do when a deep-voiced newsman began reading the day’s top stories. He led with a man arrested for killing his two-week old daughter. Jesus stopped playing and closed His eyes. “Something wrong?” I asked as I picked up my dribble. “Did you hear what that man said about that baby?” Jesus asked. “Yeah, that’s terrible,” I replied. …

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The Bionic Man

My meeting with the bionic man took place outside of Starbucks on a beautiful fall evening on the campus of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. I was so riveted by him, nothing could divert my attention, not the students hustling along the sidewalk next to our table nor the sweet smell of pumpkin spice in the air. He extended his hand to shake mine and I didn’t hesitate; I shook it just like I would any other. We exchanged a few pleasantries and then I asked, “What’s your story?” I was hooked for the next hour. March 1st, 2008, Jason Koger was riding his ATV near his Kentucky home when he struck a fallen, live power line that held 7800 volts …