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Stanley Hauerwas, Hannah’s Child: A Theologian’s Memoir Reviewed by Wesley Vander Lugt wsvanderlugt.wordpress.com It was hard to know what to expect from Stanley Hauerwas’s memoir, but I think I received more than I expected. If you are expecting Hauerwas’s own […]

Here’s the deal: You predict the Final Four and the Final Two by the end of Saturday, June 26, and I will send you a copy of any book I have written.  You get one prediction … this ain’t like […]

Below the Rock of Cashel, an ancient monastery Jim Martin has a very good post right here. Israel and Palestine, a Messianic Jewish perspective. Tamara on releasing the power of Jesus. Garrison Keillor: “And if you want to write, you […]

Cottage Pie, Fish and Chips, and what looks like Guinness!  One week ago, at The Quay in Temple Bar in Dublin.

OK folks, let’s hear from the users.  Which is the better phone? iPhone or Droid? Full disclosure: we are an Apple family. We use the iPhone and now have the upgrade OS4 (but not the iPhone4). But, I’m hearing some […]

Today one of the most evocative terms to use, especially as a one-word put down, is the word “empire.” Very few define it. Most connect it with Constantine. Most are using to defend Leftist politics and use it to critique […]

I am reading Brian McLaren’s new book A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith as part of a book group in discussion with University students and scholars. One thing about this book – it makes […]

What do you think of Student Evaluations? Is customer satisfaction theory the best way to measure a teacher? From Stanley Fish… The relationship between present action and the judgment of value is different in other contexts. If a waiter asks […]

If the soccer gods were in charge of the game of tennis, and of Wimbledon in particular, instead of a 70-68 marathon record-breaking 5th set, what would we have had?  Yep, you guessed it.  First service ace wins! Or, each […]

An element of the monastics that seems passed by is the heroic efforts some of them endured or attempted. Here on the top of Skellig Michael, one hour boat ride from shore, 12 monks constructed over 600 steps from the […]

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