Author Archives: awtraughber

A Slice of Comedic Genius

Over the last few days, the folks at the Ringer have been running a “greatest TV character of the century” poll.  While I didn’t take part, I was glad to see that Michael Scott from The Office took the top … Continue reading

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The Howling

A song to end the first week of the fourth quarter.  It’s a Rich Mullins classic that you don’t hear that often unless you look for it.  I love the sense of drive in the song.

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Attending to Tears

It’s been interesting to watch some of the theological reflection that’s been going on by the pastor-theologian branch of things in light of the coronavirus.  It is good to have people try and make sense of things.  I appreciated Wright’s … Continue reading

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Lucy’s Tricking You, Charlie Brown

I think most of us hope that the tone of this April Fool’s Day will be a little more somber than most over these last few years.  We’re still trying to calibrate a sense of what is appropriate and inappropriate … Continue reading

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Walking without an Umbrella

Tonight was the first time in a while that I went out for a walk without an umbrella.  We had a beautiful sunset, which was a nice way to wrap things up before classes start.  The rest of the day … Continue reading

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Lamentations

TIME Magazine recently published a short piece by N. T. Wright about Our Current Moment.  The title says it so well:  Christianity Offers No Answers About the Coronavirus. It’s Not Supposed To.  “That’s not supposed to be true,” you might … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Inventionality

There were a couple of good Sunday comics today, but one of them is April Fool’s Day-specific, so it will have to wait a bit.  The other is today’s Frazz strip by Jef Mallett.  Once again, Mallett has fun with … Continue reading

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