Monthly Archives: May 2018

On Preaching

I’ll be preaching at church this Sunday, my second time since our pastor resigned a few months ago.  It’s always tricky for me to speak in front of a congregation, partially because I spend so much time in front of … Continue reading

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Surveying Howards End

It was the book’s key phrase, “Only Connect,” that led me to purchase a copy of E. M. Forster’s Howards End a few years ago.  I forget what writing about community included the quote, but it was more than enough to … Continue reading

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Chesterton Gladly

Today marked the birthday of one of my favorite authors, G. K. Chesterton.  To mark the occasion, a number of fans on Twitter shared how they were introduced to the early-20th century author.  For many it was their involvement with … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Deliberation

This Sunday’s Frazz by Jef Mallett has something to say for the celebration of the day. For me it was a day for sleeping in, planning ahead, napping, and trying to get a handle on how to navigate the next … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Scrubbing Shakespeare

Perhaps Lady Macbeth has nothing on Paige Fox?  This week’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend. (image from

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Parks and Real Affection

A few weeks ago I asked my students a round of questions about marriage and friendship.  As is often the case with seniors, the answers were interesting.  A couple of kids, quite out of the blue, decided to answer my … Continue reading

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It’s Not Easy Being a Star Wars Story

Last night I caught a last-minute early showing of Solo: A Star Wars Story.  I had kind of talked myself out of any early showing.  Buzz around the movie had been mediocre at best.  There had been some drama behind … Continue reading

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The Bluths Meet the Skywalkers?

How have I missed this for three weeks?  It’s a brilliant cut and narration by Ron Howard, who brings together two of the best “family” franchises in a great way. I’ll be back later tonight for a quick review of … Continue reading

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Final Exam Equivocations

Today was a classroom wrap for me.  The tests have been graded, paperwork turned in, and final questions asked.  Now it’s a matter of one more chapel and beginning the planning for next year.  But there are still tests and … Continue reading

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Every Breaking Wave Again

I’ve been holding onto this one for a while, if only because I keep planning on doing a “best of Songs of Innocence and Experience” list.  This is one of my favorites, for sure. You kind of get the sense … Continue reading

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