Monthly Archives: September 2020

Being Bodies

A couple of days ago I mentioned listening to sermons and talks while getting some grading done.  Here’s another one that I listened to recently by Ephraim Radner.  In many ways, he’s quite different from some of the other writers/pastors/teachers … Continue reading

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Autumn Weather and Capt’n Crunch

This Sunday’s Frazz brought together breakfast cereal and the autumn season in a funny but true way, true even in a place like Hawaii, where the seasons aren’t quite the same. (image from gocomics.com)

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Learning while Grading

It’s the end of the quarter, which means grades are almost due.  It’s nice to listen to sermon and interviews while taking care of things.  One that I listened to today was this recent interview with James K. A. Smith … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Misreading the Screen

Today’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend is another nice episode of “online follies” with Paige and the Fox family.  Online learning is a whole new world in lots of ways, it seems. (image from gocomics.com)

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Toward a Sense of Suffering?

This last week we have been talking about the problem of evil in class.  It’s a short unit, but you’d like to think it’s something that will come back around (the discussion, not the evil) throughout a lifetime.  Attempting to … Continue reading

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“A Love That Is Hard”

In preparation for the release of the 20th Anniversary Edition of All That You Can’t Leave Behind, U2 has released a lyric-video for a previously unreleased song from that “era” (if that’s the right word . . . it feels … Continue reading

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Prince and Plague

Today was our first day back in classrooms with students.  It was a kind of “preview” day with just a small selection of students present, but it was really nice to have others in the room.  How strange that it’s … Continue reading

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Not Quite the Same

This recent WuMo strip brings out something true on multiple levels.  But at the basic level it’s just true: these two “vocations” just aren’t the same. (image from gocomics.com)

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Approaching Quarter’s End

Today I recorded my last chapel talk of the quarter.  Mind you, I hadn’t planned on it happening today.  It was lunch time when a co-worker reminded me that next week was the last week of the quarter.  That plus … Continue reading

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Clearer Vision?

It’s crazy to think that the next thing we get from the Marvel Cinematic Universe is going to be a television show.  But that’s exactly what’s about to happen if WandaVision drops before Black Widow makes it into the theaters.  … Continue reading

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