Monthly Archives: June 2020

SHIELD on the Island

Last day of June, as crazy as that sounds.  In just a few hours we start the second half of 2020.  Lots of fears (and jokes, for some) about what the next few months might bring.  We are in uncharted … Continue reading

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NT Wright and Covidtide

Today I received my copy of N. T. Wright’s God and the Pandemic (many thanks to the folks at Hearts and Minds Books in Pennsylvania for the amazing service).  It’s a tiny book, clocking in at just over 70 pages.  … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Games with a Poor Sport

Here’s today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes.  A nice, seasonal strip featuring best friends at the top of the game . . . (image from gocomics.com)

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Quick Note on a Year’s End

What could actually be called our longest school year yet came to an end today.  The Class of 2020 was able to celebrate their graduation on our campus.  Even with all the necessary changes, it was a good and heartfelt … Continue reading

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This morning I finished reading Ross Douthat’s The Decadent Society.  I mentioned it a few days ago as a book I’d set aside with the advent of Covid but had finally gotten back around to reading.  It’s a good read, … Continue reading

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Espionage in the Days of Disco

Today has been a day!  It started before the crack of dawn with the second Zoom meeting for my summer audit class, Pastoral Ministry in the Modern Novel.  Today we discussed what we had learned from Cry, the Beloved Country … Continue reading

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“Turn, Turn, Turn” Again

The local ABC affiliate decided to preempt this week’s Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, which left me with some time to watch the first big turning point in the series’ seven season run.  So after a nice walk down the hill … Continue reading

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Simple Ways to Ruin a Summer Day

Even in adulthood, this can hold true. (image from gocomics.com)

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From the Mountain to the Sea

Earlier this month the folks at Princeton University Press released a book by John Garth detailing the locations that likely inspired different aspects of JRR Tolkien’s imagination and writings.  Sometimes it feels like about-Tolkien books are a dime a dozen, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: By May Day

It’s been a weird year for that shift from spring to summer, as today’s Frazz by Jef Mallett can attest. (image from gocomics.com)

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