Tag Archives: Peanuts

Sunday’s Best: Linus Plays the Game

This is the most cynical thing I’ve ever seen Linus do, I think. Funny: I make a point of telling my upper-level students not to write what they think I want to hear.  The flip side, of course, is that … Continue reading

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Linus, Lucy, and Matthew’s Begats

Linus and Lucy hit the nail on the head in today’s classic Peanuts strip.  Linus, of course, is reciting the “begats” that begin the Gospel of Matthew.  Lucy’s sarcastic comment at the end of the strip is something I applaud, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Best: Forget It, Charlie Brown

A reminder that Peanuts is often at its best when characters like Lucy are at their worst.

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Sunday’s Best: Lucy’s Absolution

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Sunday’s Best: Pitcher’s Mound Theology

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Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Killing the Kite

Take a moment and read today’s Classic Peanuts strip from gocomics.com. If you’re like me, you know exactly how Charlie Brown feels.  You also probably know (like me) what it’s like to be Lucy (though hopefully not as obtuse).  One … Continue reading

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Linus, Lucy, and a Bit of Seth Godin, Too

ONE OF THE MOST CHALLENGING THINGS of working with others is making peace with different methodologies.  Everyone has their style; everyone has a perspective.  Trying to balance those things in an organization is no easy thing.  Some people are Linus, … Continue reading

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Peanuts and Replacement Theology

I AM CURRENTLY TEACHING a unit on the Problem of Evil at school.  One part of many people’s thinking about evil and tragedy is that such things comes as the result of something bad done previously.  Some call it karma.  … Continue reading

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Peanuts and Perspective

HERE’S A CONUNDRUM: Is it possible that things look different from the pitcher’s mound? Charlie Brown looks out, around, behind him.  After the visual sweep, he is left feeling left, abandoned.  Snoopy, it seems, is not too happy with this … Continue reading

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What You Listen To and What You Hear

THE WEEKEND WAS GOOD: a couple of movies, a couple of grad parties, a couple of Bible studies.  Summer is a strange time for me, this in-between space where lines get a little blurred, things lack some focus.  That’s fine, … Continue reading

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