Category Archives: The Long Story

Sunday’s Best: Someday Balance

Caulfield and Frazz have been “on fire” when it comes to thinking about the end of one year and the beginning of another.  Today’s Frazz is another picture of the hopes and realities of starting a new year. (image from … Continue reading

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Between Stories and Ages

In his discussion of churches and “the therapeutic gospel,” Brad East writes this about a possible generational difference in retelling the Gospel: Boomers, Gen X, and even some older Millennials do not want to reproduce what they understand themselves to … Continue reading

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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas . . .

For some time, I’ve been meaning to write something about this blog post by Brad East of Abilene Christian University. + + + + + + + I discovered East’s blog through Twitter some time in 2022.  It was a … Continue reading

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Rivers and Years

A new year started Sunday, but a new semester starts today.  Sometimes it’s difficult to tell which is the most daunting.  The last two semesters (spring 2022 and fall 2022) were different yet draining, so I’m not sure what to … Continue reading

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“For Tomorrow”

I’ve been thinking about this post by Seth Godin for a good while now.  I’m guessing that Godin is thinking about the topic of how we respond to organizations on a scale larger than the simply-personal.  But ultimately, organizations are … Continue reading

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Adding a Category

A few days ago I mentioned “two weeks, two months” as a kind of framework for my summer.  Two weeks for the school year to officially wrap.  And then, with some overlap, two months before the next school year starts. … Continue reading

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Even If You’ve Got Mail . . .

A few years ago, I made the decision to remove my work email from my cell phone.  It was a great move for me, one that I can’t imagine ever undoing. This past weekend, I removed my personal email from … Continue reading

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Two Weeks, Two Months

Two weeks until the school year comes to an end. And two months until things start back up again. Last week I recorded what I hope will be my last chapel talk ever.  Or at least for a long time. … Continue reading

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25 and Counting

Today I woke to the news that Caedmon’s Call was re-recording their self-titled debut album.  I’ve been a fan of their since that album (though a little later than others).  About five years ago, I went on a bit of … Continue reading

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Deja Nu, Deja Vu?

Five years ago, I found myself in a position where I was a church member without a pastor and a school teacher (at a Christian school) without a campus minister.  In both instances, I was able to step in and … Continue reading

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