It seems that no matter how ignorant of the Bible people are, there is one verse that everyone knows. No, it’s not John 3:16. Some people still don’t know that one; however, everyone seems to know Matthew 7:1, wherein Jesus says, “Judge not, that ye be not judged” (KJV). In fact, the less of the Bible people know, the more they’re prone to know and repeat this verse. If we had a nickel for every time someone accused us of “intolerantly” violating this verse, we could pay our server costs and possibly quit our day jobs. - Kim Olsen
You may remember the name Chris Seibert from some weeks ago when he saved a child from drowning in the gulf, or you may know him as an Athens city councilman. Be prepared to hear a lot more about Chris in days to come--he announced this afternoon that he will be running as a Republican, seeking to become the state senator for District One. From his bio:
Chris served our country for 7 ½ years as an Air Force officer, and
his MOS, or job description, was logistics. Having lived in a combat
zone, and observing first hand just what a daunting task it is to get
everything from soap to Stinger missiles in country, I have great
respect for his experience. His area of expertise was transportation,
and prior to his commissioning as an officer, he played football for
Alabama, majoring in history and minoring in business. He attended ‘bama
on a ROTC scholarship, and got his MBA from USA in Mobile.
He was in the Azores during 9/11, dealt with the stresses of watching
the threat level on his base skyrocket overnight, and after getting out
in ’05 with the rank of Captain, parlayed all of his experience in
college and overseas into becoming a successful regional medical device
rep. He is responsible for sales as well as mentoring the 8 guys who are
members of his team, and he teaches docs how to successfully use
robotic cardiac ablation catheters.
wife’s name is Tiffany, they met as kids, dated in high school and have
two boys, Brock, age 8, and Ben, age 5. Tiffany has been active as a
wife, mom, and in the community as part of the Library Foundation, the
Athena League, Spirit of Athens and the Athens-Limestone Hospital
Foundation. Chris has recommended to both of his sons that they serve
their country in the branch of their choice, something that used to be
considered a reasonable way to show appreciation for all of our
blessings as Americans.
Chris spends his spare time coaching soccer and youth baseball while
he mentors his sons as well as what he hopes are the future leaders of
Athens through athletics. He is on the church council at First United
Methodist, and is a member of Rotary. The Seibert family lives in the
Historical District of Athens, a place where being an active community
member just goes with the territory.