About the Blind Hog

Looking for stories and articles that are slightly off-kilter?

Stories that don’t fit the common molds? Stories that somehow even seem to be skewed “wrong” when compared to the mainstream?

Welcome to Blind Hog Press. Because even a blind hog finds an acorn every once in a while.

That’s the Blind Hog Hypothesis (BHH). People use the BHH to explain an unusually good performance coming from an unexpected source. BHH is the antithesis (or maybe the proving exception) to the Sow’s Ear Rule (SER).

Everybody knows about SER; you can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear. And it’s actually a fairly reliable rule; garbage in, garbage out. But fortunately for most of us, the power of God can turn blind hogs into high performers.

The Apostle Paul (who wrote large chunks of the New Testament) called himself “a wretched man” and the “least of the saints.” Not exactly high-quality raw material. Pretty much the equivalent of a blind hog, as far as service to God was concerned.

Again, fortunately for Paul and for all of us, Jesus specializes in high-performing blind hogs. After his conversion, Paul surprised all those who knew him. “I can,” he said, “do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” And he did.

Blind Hog Press roots up acorns, mines rainbows for gold, and shares it all. With God’s help, the golden acorns will be tasty.

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