Yesterday, I finished a book called 'He Shines in All That's Fair: Culture and Common Grace' by Richard J. Mouw. It is an interesting little book dealing with the doctrine of common grace, particularly as it has been developed in the Dutch Reformed tradition. In it he says,
I think God takes delight in Benjamin Franklin's wit and in Tiger Woods's putts and in some well-crafted narrative paragraphs in a Salman Rushdie novel, even if these accomplishments are in fact achieved by non-Christian people....I think God enjoys these things for their own sakes."
If Mouw's thesis is correct, then I think God was particularly delighted by today's NCAA tournament games. It was a fantastic day of college hoops and interspersed studying for midterms. I am hoping to see 35-plus from Durant tomorrow afternoon.