Category Archives: Faith

The Power of Art?

I just learned that artist Robert Indiana has died. He was 89, and although he had a lengthy career, he is most associated with his mid-60s work Love: The work has been reproduced in both two- and three-dimensional forms (including on … Continue reading

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In Which a Grocery Run Turns Old Testament

I was picking a couple of things up this morning at the non-Wal-Mart supermarket — I tend to split my business anyway, and things are frequently quicker at Food Lion — and as I was headed to pick up some … Continue reading

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We Interrupt this Gradeapalooza…

… To note that today marks my 8th bloggiversary. Eight years ago, my parents had been buried for ten months, and my brother had been charged with their murders for eight. These were the first things I thought of every … Continue reading

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Easter, 2018

When I was a kid, Christmas was my favorite holiday. I suspect that’s pretty typical in American culture, and I was no exception. I liked Easter too, of course, but it wasn’t hyped the same way, and (if I’m going … Continue reading

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Cemetery Semiotics

My family’s religious heritage is Presbyterian. My dad’s side of the family has been Presbyterian probably since John Knox, and my mom, aunt, and grandmother eventually found the denomination suitable as well. I’m actually ordained as an Elder in the … Continue reading

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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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