Category Archives: Faith

Saturday Potpourri: St. Patrick’s and Basketball Edition

I had meant to grade papers today, but the online system is down for maintenance until later today, and well, that’s when the Kentucky game starts, so, well… *** I’ll cheerfully agree that Marvel has dominated the comic-book movie realm … Continue reading

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Lenten Devotional, 15 March 18

This is my second contribution to this year’s Lenten Devotional series from the college. You may find the other devotionals here. Psalm 107 (KJV) 1 O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, … Continue reading

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Lenten Devotional: 8 March 18

Members of the Newberry College community write devotionals during the seasons of Advent and Lent, and today is one of my turns to write. You may find the entire series at the Newberry College Facebook page. Genesis 9:8-17 Authorized (King James) … Continue reading

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Advent Devotional: 20 Dec 17

As in past years, members of the Newberry College community have composed devotionals for this Advent season. (For this year’s previous entries, you may look here.) Here’s mine:   Titus 2:11-14 (KJV) 11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Confesses a Dirty Yuletide Secret

Given that we’re well into Advent (and yes, there will be an Advent devotional coming next week — in the meantime, you can check out this year’s Mondoville crop here), it’s no surprise that I’m hearing both a lot of … Continue reading

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Quote of the Early Morning

A few minutes ago, I ran across a New Criterion review of the new OUP edition of the diaries and journals of Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. I’ve mentioned Hopkins before — how when I first encountered his work (during my teens), … Continue reading

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In Which the Universe Yells at the Prof

I was at the grocery the other day, and as I got out of the van, I saw a woman who seemed to recognize me. I wish I could tell you who she was, but in a small town like … Continue reading

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