Editor’s note: This blog entry is an excerpt from Dan Kuiper’s book, When Father is a Bad Word   The story is told about Frank Szymanski, a center for the Notre Dame football team, who in the 1940s was called as a witness in a civil suit in South Bend. “Are you on the Notre Dame … Continued

    Surrender is a scary word. For much of my life, I haven’t enjoyed saying or even writing it. Our culture says surrender is a sign of weakness. Bad. Giving up. Waive the white flag. Christians,  on the other hand, have a different view.  For us, surrender *should* mean letting go. Getting out of … Continued

  I was very active in Boy Scouts in my youth. Part of the appeal was that I lived in the Samoset Council in Wisconsin. And we had Camp Tesomas (purposeful play on words). Camp Tesomas was where “Camping is King.”  Tesomas was the only camp whose logo was designed by Walt Disney himself. While … Continued