Monthly Archives: August 2013

Planes: You Can Fly Higher (Movie Review)

In Planes, the latest Walt Disney animated flick, a young crop duster named Dusty (Dane Cook) dreams of becoming a racing plane, and ends up in the Wings Around The World competition, up against the likes of the multi-race winner Ripslinger … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Raised By Ravens (I Kings 17)

My high school mascot is a raven. A raven? I know, I know, fans of Baltimore’s football team have been parading around in purple and black-themed gear since 1996 when Art Modell fled Cleveland. But we played against serious teams … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: God Comes Near (I Kings 5:1-6, 8:1-13)

For his fourth birthday, our family pooled their funds and we bought my son a wooden play set. My wife, my inlaws, and I worked for two and a half days to screw it all together. It was one of … Continue reading

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FF Rant: Back Away Slowly… (Fantasy Football)

There are just some situations you should avoid…like the advice I gave my college students back in the day. “Don’t make any major decisions after midnight.” “If it’s not a good idea at two in the afternoon, it’s definitely not … Continue reading

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The Journey So Far: Why I Am A Christian (1977-1995)

The Prologue: When my mother was pregnant with me, she experienced the anxiety of some mothers as they awaited the coming of their first child. Whether it was a physical fear or an emotional one isn’t clear to me, but … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Uncommon Sense

If you could have just one thing from God, what would it be? I wish I could’ve polled you, the congregation reading this online and those in church today, to see what the answers were. I imagine they would include one more … Continue reading

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Epic: Incarnational Living (Movie Review)

In the animated tale of nature’s battle between growth and decay, the human teenager MK (Amanda Seyfried) is shrunk down to Thumbelina size, where she inherits the mission of the dying forest queen. Befriended by the Leafman, namely the battle-tested … Continue reading

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