Category Archives: Friendship

Sunday’s Best: Sleeping through Bedtime

Lots of good comics today, but this classic Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson takes the spot.  It’s one of those wonderfully sentimental strips that help leaven the biting wit and cynicism that tends to show up. (image from gocomics.com)

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The Lesson of Enoch’s Ending

I’m about two-thirds of the way through the rough draft of my chapel talk for next week (which I hope to record tomorrow).  We’ve spent the last two weeks talking about friendship with God.  I’ve done a little more personal-anecdote … Continue reading

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Before Trapping a Space Robot . . .

There were two really good moments in this week’s Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD.   One of them I’m going to hold off on just a little bit longer.  The first, though, is the clip below.  Just before the moment goes romantic … Continue reading

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Toast!

Sometimes one-off strips just go somewhere unexpectedly sweet.  Like this classic Calvin and Hobbes. (image from gocomics.com)

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“Meet Me Halfway”

I had not planned on this site becoming any kind of “day in the life” journal for my spring break, but that’s kind of the rhythm that has set in over the last few days.  Before I get started, here’s … Continue reading

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Living with Loss

Last week America posted a short reflection by James K. A. Smith about how Christians handle loss.  What begins with a nod to Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead takes a personal turn that I found difficult and brilliant.  Smith writes: A number … Continue reading

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On Friendship

Earlier this week many conservative writers mourned the loss of Roger Scruton, a British teacher and public intellectual.  His name and thinking have hovered on the edges of my interests for some time now, but I’ve not spent much time … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Friendship and the Fall

Here’s last Sunday’s classic Calvin and Hobbes from Bill Watterson.  It’s a little more somber than usual, but it fits the mood of the season well.  The strip showcases an interesting turn: the frustrations of people to the genuine joy … Continue reading

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On Landscapes and People

While I’m moving rather slowly through it, my reading of the Letters of C. S. Lewis has been interesting on multiple levels.  Right now I’m in the middle of a long letter from Jack to his brother involving a week-long … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Calvin Doubles Down on Friendship

This is the second Sunday in a row that Calvin and Hobbes had something to say about friendship.  I meant to post last Sunday’s Calvin strip at some point, but the craziness of the week just didn’t allow for it. … Continue reading

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