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Sunday’s Best: Semester-Ending Superstition

It’s that week for seniors.  So Bill Amend is likely onto something here in this week’s new FoxTrot. (image from

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Sunday’s Best: Smaug Theory

Today’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend hits just the right notes.   (image from

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Sunday’s Best: Stories Told

This classic Peanuts strip by Charles Schulz is a good reminder that strips with lots of talking are almost always better than those without.  Even if Patty just can’t follow it. (image from

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The Roads Taken

One of my favorite things to do, either in-person (rarely) or online (often) is to see things like Hadrian’s Wall and other evidence of how the Roman Empire made it’s way up to England.  One of least favorite things to … Continue reading

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What We’re Looking For

Today’s been a doozy of a day.  In a good way, mind you, but a doozy nonetheless. I’m going to place this video right here for now.  I’ve not watched it yet because I’m three chapters into the book.  It’s … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Comedy of Errors

It was a good day in the funny pages.  In honor of baseball season and the baseball fans in my life, here’s this week’s FoxTrot by Bill Amend: Peter Fox and his Comedy of Errors. (image from

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A Moment with a Myth

Here’s a moment with Jamie Smith talking about a cultural reality worth thinking about (and responding to).

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25 and Counting

Today I woke to the news that Caedmon’s Call was re-recording their self-titled debut album.  I’ve been a fan of their since that album (though a little later than others).  About five years ago, I went on a bit of … Continue reading

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Deja Nu, Deja Vu?

Five years ago, I found myself in a position where I was a church member without a pastor and a school teacher (at a Christian school) without a campus minister.  In both instances, I was able to step in and … Continue reading

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Life That Won’t Stream

I’m eagerly awaiting a couple of books in the mail this week.  One is the latest Rivers of London novel by Ben Aaronovich.  The other is The Life We’re Looking For by Andy Crouch.  Crouch was indispensable for me at … Continue reading

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