Author Archives: awtraughber

Continuing Cultivation

From James K. A. Smith’s recent newsletter over at Image: In May and June, my hands are dirty and I spend a lot of time thinking about sanctification. After the danger of Michigan frost is past, usually after Mother’s Day, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Spacial Intelligence

Turns out there’s intelligence on both sides of the console, Caulfield and Frazz . . . Today’s outer-space Frazz reminds me of my current fiction read: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir.  I was lucky to read Weir’s first book, … Continue reading

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Questionable Collaboration

Like it or not, collaboration has become a mainstay in most workplaces and ministries.  In many ways, this is a good thing.  But then something like this happens: Points to Snoopy, who reminds us about the connection between the medium … Continue reading

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What We Hear before We See

I’m about halfway through Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows.  I’ve spent most of my life with a vague sense of the story.  The title has been popping up here and there these last few years, including a recent … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide

WuMo by Wulff and Morgenthaler often does a great job having two worlds break in on each other.  This most recent Sunday strip is another example of that, how the allowances of times past (or imaginary) don’t quite match up … Continue reading

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Start of Summer Words

Thanks to extra concurrent-learning prep during fall break 2020, the summer vacation has started earlier for me and my co-workers.  Our last official day of work was this past Friday, and that was mostly meetings and planning for said meetings.  … Continue reading

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Learning from a Vocational Tale

I recently got around to reading James K. A. Smith’s essay on how his sense of vocation has been changing over these last couple of years.  He wrote it for Christian Century for their “How my mind has changed” topic.  … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: On Summer Reading

You can always count on Caulfield to get something right about the current moment.  This time around, it’s summer reading: It’s like packing for a trip: I throw in way more books than I should.  And then the one’s I … Continue reading

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A Quieter Place

If there’s anything that The Lord of the Rings has taught us, it’s that “Point A to Point B” stories are rarely as easy as they should be.  What’s true in LOTR on the grand scale is ultimately true in … Continue reading

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The Force and the Return

I don’t do remixes often, but yesterday I came across this musical remix for the big moment at the end of The Mandalorian season two (so: spoilers).  Such a great weaving together of themes. That ending is something that a … Continue reading

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