Monthly Archives: January 2020

Jacob and the Face of God

Yesterday I mentioned the manuscript I wrote for this week’s chapel.  The topic was Jacob’s encounter with God.  The task was partly to retell the story to an audience who has a basic knowledge of the story.  Here’s a cleaned-up … Continue reading

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Submitted for Your Approval?

I recently spoke for what will probably be “the last time” in chapel this quarter.  If the timing goes well, it could be my last time for the year.  We’ll see.  Either way, in my head I had planned on … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Seek and Find

None of this week’s Sunday comics stand out as well as this Peanuts strip from last week that I forgot to post.  It often feels like Lucy and Schroeder at the piano is the complete opposite of Charlie Brown and … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: A Lesson in Irritants

A handful of good Sunday comics to get to throughout the week.  Here’s today’s Frazz by Jef Mallett.  It is, of course, the season for sinus infections and cold-like symptoms.  Caulfield, as always, has learned a lesson.  I’m not sure … Continue reading

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On Friendship

Earlier this week many conservative writers mourned the loss of Roger Scruton, a British teacher and public intellectual.  His name and thinking have hovered on the edges of my interests for some time now, but I’ve not spent much time … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: The Cold Weather Blues

While it hasn’t been snowing in Hawaii, we have been dealing with January rain and wind.  It’s gotten me back to my evening hot tea, which is a nice change of pace.  This week’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend is about … Continue reading

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Scraping By

Jef Mallett has done some great work playing with the visuals of the Sunday Frazz strip.  Here’s the most recent example, which also has an interesting play on concepts at the end. (image from

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From Spyfall to Planetfall

One thing an early January start-date allows for Doctor Who is that there’s not much broadcast TV competition.  What makes it even sweeter is that the season, two episodes in, has really leaned into the show’s mythology more than every … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Snowman Quicksand?

While Linus in Peanuts may have started the trend many years ago, Calvin was the one who truly popularized the possibilities of snowmen and comic strips.  Thankfully, Bill Amend often continues the tradition with Jason in FoxTrot.  Here’s today’s best: … Continue reading

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The One with the Spoilers

This morning I caught a matinee showing of Greta Gerwig’s adaption of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women.  I was up for a movie but didn’t quite feel ready to walk back into The Rise of Skywalker again.  I had heard … Continue reading

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