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Because tomorrow is Halloween, I considered coming up with a list of occupations that hadn’t yet been given the “Sexy ________” costume treatment. For instance, we have sexy nurses, sexy cops, and sexy librarians. But I’ve yet to see a […]

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Seven random thoughts about Halloween: 1. In my family, we grew up pronouncing it “HAL-oween.” The hal rhymes with “pal.” Lots of my friends and family joined us in that pronunciation. But I knew a lot of others from this […]

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Jim Palmer is one of my Internet friends, that special class of people with whom I have an online relationship but hadn’t ever met in real life. Jim is the author of Divine Nobodies and Wide Open Spaces — two […]

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Why a post of random stuff? Because it’s been a random (and craaaazy) week. ————• The Internet Monk’s “Annual Halloween Rant” is so worth reading for stuffy, scared-of-Satanism Christians. I totally agree. ————• If you want to see the most […]

Since I first posted my reflection about Rich Mullins on the 10th anniversary of his death — and especially since reposting it here a month ago — I’ve been surprised who found it, read it, and was compelled to share […]

Along with some great friends, my wife and I traveled to Norman, Oklahoma, this weekend to catch U2’s 360° tour. As a long-time U2 fan — I still have my original Joshua Tree cassette! — I was particularly pumped for […]

To all of you who submitted an entry in yesterday’s Five-Sentence Story Contest: Well done. We received a great collection of entries, almost all of which followed the rules (which included setting a suspenseful tone, containing the phrase “torpedo with […]

It’s been too long since our last contest — 5-sentence story or otherwise — so let’s do another one. The winner gets a signed copy of his or her choice of my three new Pocket Guides (Sainthood, Afterlife, or the […]

Last week I embarked on a humble campaign. I’m trying to convince the people of the world that, in fact, our world will NOT end on December 21, 2012, regardless of what the ancient Mayans may or may not have […]

This blog has been fascinated, appalled, and otherwise dumbfounded in the past by Jesus art, which is rarely inspirational and often inappropriate. Today we have a whole new painting to discuss. Behold: Jesus, the Founding Father of America and He […]

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