Category Archives: friendship

43: Against Abstraction

This week I started reading the letters of C. S. Lewis.  I’ve skimmed them many times before.   But I’ve never done a full reading like I did with Tolkien a few years ago.  So as I start a new … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Snoopy Begins?

I’m not sure I’ve even thought much about the events that precipitated Charlie Brown becoming Snoopy’s owner.  But here’s the story as best as good ol’ Chuck can remember it.  Yesterday’s classic Peanuts strip by Charles Schulz: The post I … Continue reading

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New King on the Block

I should start by going on record as saying that one of my favorite moments in Aquaman was at the end when someone says “Hail, King Arthur!” While the world of Middle Earth is key for me, the world of Arthur’s England … Continue reading

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A Year with Sarcastic Tigers

Here’s a classic Calvin and Hobbes “New Year’s” strip.  It’s always interesting to revisit Calvin and his approach to New Year’s resolutions. (image from gocomics.com)

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The Question of Religious Language

Let’s start with the classic Peanuts strip that ran at gocomics.com on Christmas day: Most of us, I think, would relate a bit more with Charlie Brown, who understands the Christmas story primarily through the main images of the gospels. … Continue reading

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Reflecting on John

Today many Christians around the world spent time reflecting on the life of John the Evangelist, the apostle who penned a gospel and three letters found in the New Testament.  John is a fascinating figure on multiple levels, particularly with … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Forget It, Charlie Brown

There are a few things about today’s classic Peanuts strip by Charles Schulz that make it stand out on this fine November day.  First is the opening panel: an interesting “from the ground” shot that you don’t see that often … Continue reading

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