Category Archives: Teaching

Running the Halls (or: revisiting Mere Christianity)

One of the few practices I’m trying out over the Advent season is the (re)reading of a book.  Because the season last just over three weeks, I thought it was a decent amount of time to do a slow reread … Continue reading

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Week’s End

I have taken great comfort all week in the fact that this week would have been crazy even if I had stayed on-island over the holiday weekend.  The relief I felt as I moved through downtown gathering some stuff for … Continue reading

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Peppermint Patty and Affirmation

This past week at camp, we encouraged our senior class to get into the habit of encouraging one another (“all the more as you see graduation day approaching”).  Which is something that this recent (classic) Peanuts strip gets right in … Continue reading

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Work and the Good

Yesterday I had the privilege of talking myself into a corner in chapel. The topic was “Why Rest.” That topic is often on my mind because of the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. I talked myself into a corner because … Continue reading

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Monks without a Monastery

Joshua Gibbs, who teaches at a classical Christian school in Virginia, recently recounted what happened when he challenged his sophomore students to consider the “rule” of St. Francis in the context of adopting their own “rule” for living for one … Continue reading

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Sign You Might’ve Failed the Test

Just because it’s cool doesn’t mean it’s helpful . . . (image from gocomics.com)

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Sunday’s Best: One More Twist in Time

I recently posted some Frazz strips involving Caulfield’s Rip Van Winkle costume for Halloween and the fun play on time travel it inspired.  It’s the same for daylight savings time, which affects almost everyone but those of us living in … Continue reading

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