Author Archives: awtraughber

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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Sunday’s Best: Calvin and the Book of Amos

There’s this judgment passed in the book of Amos that reads a lot like today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes strip by Bill Watterson.  Except instead of a lion, bear, and snake, it’s just Hobbes and Hobbes. (image from gocomics.com)

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Twenty-Three

Today marked the 23rd anniversary of the death of Rich Mullins.  While I deeply love A Liturgy, a Legacy, and a Ragamuffin Band, I have found Brother’s Keeper becoming a truly close second.  On some level, it feels a little … Continue reading

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