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February 2009 Archives

I don’t normally turn to movie critic Roger Ebert for thoughts about religion, but a friend of mine recently sent me a link to a Chicago Sun-Times article Ebert wrote remembering Gene Siskel, his movie-reviewing colleague, who died in 1999. …Read More

A few days back, I clicked on a Google ad somewhere linking to a book called The 100 Funniest Words in English, by Robert Beard. The book’s website listed those funny words (but without definition) and I agreed that most …Read More

Today is Ash Wednesday. This is the beginning of the traditional Christian season of Lent and a fasting day for many liturgical Christians, and it’s becoming more of an emphasis among evangelicals and Protestants like me. I thought about doing …Read More

Back in 2006, I traveled to the Dominican Republic with Tom Larson, the founder and then-President of Healing Waters International. (I wrote a 5-day travelogue for Relevant, which you might be interested in reading: Day One. Two. Three. Four. Five.) …Read More

What did you do this weekend? I’ll tell you what I did: 1. I met the Coulombe family. Several months ago, faithful reader-of-this-blog Ken Grant emailed me to introduce me to a cool family he’d just spent time with in …Read More

Did you hear the story earlier this week about the pet chimp who went crazy and attacked, in violent fashion, a friend of its owner? It was kind of a sad story — the chimpanzee died, and the lady it …Read More

A person could take this pants thing too far. Really, really far, and then it would get annoying. So this is the last time, I promise. What if you took a single word in, for instance, one of those really …Read More

We’ve arrived on almost-final artwork for the covers of my new Pocket Guide books, which are scheduled to release around late July/early August this year. As someone who makes his living as both a writer and designer, I’m pretty picky …Read More

I’m on a Jonathan Edwards kick, and I won’t apologize. Last week, we compared some of his sermon phrases to death metal lyrics. This week, we’re replacing certain words from “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” (1741) with …Read More

Last week, Kottke.org pointed to a brilliant list of lines from Star Wars that could be made vastly more interesting by replacing a single word with “pants.” That list gave me great joy, so I’ll share a few of my …Read More