Category Archives: Faith

Last Chance to Breathe?

For those keeping up, yesterday’s Covid test came back negative.  So yesterday afternoon included a basketball game and time with the neighbors.  But today?  That’s the million-dollar, end-of-vacation question. This semester will be an ending of sorts, mostly by choice.  … Continue reading

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Time’s Fullness

One of the best essays that I read this year was this one by Paul Kingsnorth.   It stands well on its own, even as it also serves as a necessary coda to his most recent (and wonderfully written) book, Savage … Continue reading

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One Season Ends, Then It Begins

And so the season of Advent comes to a close.  A few comic strips and a link to mark the occasion.  First, a classic Peanuts by Charles Schulz that exemplifies Lucy wonderfully. There have been two “Christmas” Frazz strips this … Continue reading

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“I Will Find a Way”

It’s almost Christmas, so it’s time to repost one of my favorite Christmas songs.  It’s an odd one, more difficult than most Christmas songs.  Gullahorn explains a bit of the song’s origin here.  Whatever else it is, it is a … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: A Splash in the Face

Charles Schulz’s “hand puppet theater” strips are always an interesting thread in the Peanuts run.  This Sunday’s classic Peanuts had a nice, simple joke worth sharing. My chapel talk this week is about the Biblical Story.  It’s a common refrain … Continue reading

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What We Might Have Given

Yesterday I wrote a bit about the “work” that I had set up for myself this summer using some thoughts from an Ephraim Radner article from March 2020.  At almost the same time, the folks at First Things also posted … Continue reading

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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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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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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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