My new blogging gig

June 2, 2015

The two of you who still pay attention to this blog may have noticed that things have quieted down considerably in this little corner of the Internet. Not because my life is any quieter — I still have plenty on my plate on a variety of fronts. But, as far as blogging goes, I’m now […]

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My thoughts on #Ferguson

August 19, 2014

The ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri is a sobering reminder of the state of racial relations in the United States, and of the out-of-control militarization of our police force. But I fear that the real tragedy of Ferguson is that it’s destined to become … Continue reading on Patheos.com →

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Rep. Steve Daines and ENDA

May 5, 2014

I wrote the letter below to the Great Falls Tribune and it ran in today’s issue. It’s not as exciting as a letter in the New Yorker, but I think it’s an important issue that needs greater attention.

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Link Round-Up: World Vision, Waco, Noah and Lewis!

April 10, 2014

I’ve been blogging more and more over at Patheos. I don’t know if I’ll start blogging exclusively over there and abandon this little corner of the internet, or if I’ll split my writing between the two locations or if I’ll arrive at some other arrangement. But for now, here’s a round up of my recent […]

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Free Ebook: “Russian Wonder Tales”

January 3, 2014

In 1912 Post Wheeler, an American diplomat stationed in St. Petersberg, collected and translated twelve Russian folktales along with their accompanying illustrations by Ivan Bilibin.

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2013

Wayne Thiebaud, Pies, Pies, Pies, 1961, Oil on can­vas, 20 in. x 30 in.

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The AFA and the KKK

October 16, 2013

The American Family Association (AFA) is in a tizzy because the U.S. Army listed them as a hate group in a training presentation. The Army identified the AFA as a hate group based on information from the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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Heroes & Pirates

October 14, 2013

The above post came across my Facebook news feed this weekend. Captain Phillips is a film based on the true story of the 2009 hijacking of an American ship by Somali pirates. I haven’t seen it so I can’t comment on its overall quality or the performance of Mr. Hanks — but I am familiar […]

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A Response to Rachel Held Evans

August 16, 2013

A response to Rachel Held Evans’ piece: You Don’t Hate Me. You Hate My Brand. No, people aren’t reducible to a brand. But to complain that people are judging you by your creative output is arrogant and naive. Don’t want people to criticize your theology? Don’t publicly take theological stands. Don’t want to deal with […]

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