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Posted 6/22/12 at 2:16 PM | Alex Murashko

Domestic Violence, Jesus Movement, and Christian Tomatoes

I'll be giving a weekly wrap of my stories here and for starters just wanted to post this brief entry today.

It was a wild and crazy week!

Stories included how one woman let God turn pain into tremendous good, Jesus freaks (real ones) paying tribute to Chuck Smith with concert series, and in the category of "you can't make this stuff up" – a war on tomatoes!

These stories and more for the Christian Post found here.

And just for good measure, be sure to read Has Church 'Orphaned' Its Men to Outside Culture?

Photo: Facebook/Popular Egyptian Islamic Association

Posted 6/17/12 at 12:30 PM | Alex Murashko

U.S. Open: Sports Media Getting Dorky with Beau Hossler's Braces

Tell me to pick the piece of broccoli from between my teeth and you’ve emotionally traumatized me for a good hour.

Thirty-eight years after graduating from high school it’s still pretty easy for someone to mess with my psyche.

Photo: Monica Ngyuyen

That’s why I am in complete awe of Beau Hossler, the 17-year-old whose even-par 70 during the U.S. Open on Saturday left him four shots off the lead — and whose mention by the sports press must apparently be always qualified with “the high school kid with braces.”

Going into Sunday’s final round at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Hossler, has a 3-over 213 total, one shot better than Tiger Woods and five better than one of his heroes, Phil Mickelson.

UPDATE BELOW

Pardon me if you were in the "cool crowd" in high school, but, if you can remember, it’s bad enough to have your peers call you a dork. And granted, I’m not saying that Bob Costas and the entire rest of the sports media world is necessarly teasing Hossler, but to have the whole world join in on the “metal mouth” joke would have sent me over the deep end — even if I were four strokes back in the U.S. Open.

Nope. Not Hossler. FULL POST

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