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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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Midweek Moment

Veterans’ Day was yesterday, which made for an interesting break in the middle of the week.  It often feels like normal work weeks are hard to come by, but a midweek day off feels a bit like a mid-week weekend … Continue reading

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On a Break

So I inadvertently took a break from posting for most of last week.  Last Wednesday was packed.  Classes, meetings, mainland phone calls, groceries, yard work, helping move furniture: by the time I was done with the day, posting an entry … Continue reading

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The Problem with Perfect

There’s this moment in every season of Big Brother where they have a “double-eviction” night.  They basically run two weeks of game play in one evening.  From an audience perspective, it’s intense.  From a player’s perspective?  I can’t imagine. We … Continue reading

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The Better Offering

I don’t follow many online newsletters, though I do like the comment.  I follow Matthew Anderson’s because he regularly talks through “Christian ethics” in a way that doesn’t happen as well as often.  One of my favorite parts of his … Continue reading

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On the Edge

It’s an odd thing, waiting on the edge of a storm.  But that’s where we’re at as we wait to see what becomes of Hurricane Douglas. Yesterday was my first official full day back at work.  It was the first … Continue reading

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The Highs and Lows of Summer

On some level, it seems like summer is over almost as soon as you get used to it.  And yet, while it lasts, it is good.  Not perfect, mind you, as Frazz reminds us this week.  Sure, you’ve got great … Continue reading

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Away from Trivial Grief

The particularities of life during a worldwide pandemic have brought some fresh urgency to how many are articulating their faith during this season of Lent and Easter.  Yesterday I recorded my Easter message for school chapel; there’s really no way … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Calvin on the Couch

I realized during what could be my last trip to Barnes and Noble that all of my Calvin and Hobbes collections are in my classroom, which I might not see for a while.  Even with digital access, this is unfortunate. … Continue reading

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