Category Archives: Notes for a World’s End

Leaning Rightly into Lent

I’ve been thinking about this piece by Hans Boersma about Lent all day.  I’m always a little excited when he posts something new to First Things, even though there’s only a 70% chance that I’ll mostly understand it.  Today’s piece … Continue reading

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Tradition and Traditionalism

From Common Objects of Love by Oliver O’Donovan: The word “tradition,” like koinonia, refers both to an action and a possession.  In the first sense it is the activity by which one shares in the community, receiving and contributing.  In … Continue reading

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Prepackaged, Unbundled

Yesterday I wrote about some questions and issues that I’ve been having with time, particularly as it might connect to some of the dastardly advice from The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis. I think a lot of the questions … Continue reading

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We Are Not Stretch Armstrong

Today was the first day of the week that I didn’t go home nursing a headache.  Each day has been packed.  Things came to a bit of a respite today now that my chapel talk for next week has been … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Some Kind of Frozen

Time spent chatting with family on FaceTime Christmas Day excluded, it’s been nice to have a couple of weeks away from online meetings.  Over the next few days, of course, it will be a return to form.  Today’s FoxTrot is … Continue reading

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Fresh Starts and Do-Overs

Of the many “making sense of 2020” pieces, I haven’t seen anything that said anything quite like today’s WuMo by Wulff and Morgenthaler. The front page of the local paper here called 2020 “a year to forget.”  And while I … Continue reading

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Twenty-Five Years Exploring

How in the world has it been 25 years since the final Calvin and Hobbes strip by Bill Watterson?  There’s been a lot of water under the bridge since, especially with newspapers and so many comic creators retiring.  I’ve gone … Continue reading

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“You Can Only Take So Much”

“Walk On” has been one of my favorite U2 songs for two decades now.  So it was a bit of a surprise when I came across this recent rendition of the song by Bono and the Edge and heard the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: The Underpants Analogy

There were a few good old year/new year strips today in the Sunday funnies.  I’ll save a couple for later in the week.  Here’s today’s Frazz, which is about the New Year with a little bit of Christmas aftermath thrown … Continue reading

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Fall Semester Survival

December has obviously not been very kind to the blog.  One could look at the calendar on the right and assume that I’d gotten nothing done, which is far from the truth (just not here).  The fall semester came to … Continue reading

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