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Sunday’s Best: Face Value

Today’s classic Calvin and Hobbes could take the spot today on facial expressions alone.  And not just Calvin’s exaggerated expressions: the face of Calvin’s dad is a great foil to the almost grotesque Calvin. (image from gocomics.com)

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Return to the Lake District

I’m almost a little ashamed at how excited I was to see this today: Between this and the new Around the World in 80 Days series that starts this Sunday, there’s a good bit of British television to enjoy!

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Tome Reader

I spent the first half of 2021 mostly reading short books, books that hovered nicely around the 200 page mark.  Since the summer, though, I’ve been in a season of (two) longer books, some of the longest I’ve ever read. … Continue reading

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Questionable Collaboration

Like it or not, collaboration has become a mainstay in most workplaces and ministries.  In many ways, this is a good thing.  But then something like this happens: Points to Snoopy, who reminds us about the connection between the medium … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer in Mid-February

We’ve got one episode left of this “season” of All Creatures Great and Small.  And while that’s a bummer, at least we are getting treated to a Christmas episode.  Here’s the preview: Beyond that, we’ve got the season finale of … Continue reading

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A Tiger in Winter

This week caught me off-guard in its unwieldiness.  Which means we are now three weeks into the semester and I still haven’t quite gotten my footing.  So today has been a nice respite: a good breakfast, a cool breeze, some … Continue reading

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Transformation and Change

I mentioned a few days ago that I had gotten Andrew Root’s new book in the mail.  I’m about 50 pages in now, and it’s presenting a good challenge.  The folks at Outreach Magazine recently posted an excerpt from the … Continue reading

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“Upon Further Reflection”

This time last week I was wrapping up a mini-retreat at a hotel a little closer to the water.  It’s the second time that I’d done it this year.  The first was earlier in the school year, when I was … Continue reading

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Screwtape and the Spiritual Life

I’ve been on a C. S. Lewis kick these last couple of months.  It started with finally getting around to reading his Reflections on the Psalms.  Definitely not the book I thought it would be, but brilliant nonetheless.  Then I … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Is This the Way?

It’s been a good day for new comics in the Sunday paper.  I’ll get around to sharing a couple of other examples throughout the week, but I thought this week’s FoxTrot was definitely worth sharing today. We don’t really get … Continue reading

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