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About Howie Espenshied

Howie Espenshied currently is the Campus Priest at Georgia Tech for Anglican Campus Fellowship (ACF). He is (though still living) survived by his wife Dina, and 3 adult children - Rachel, Emily, and Ace, and 3 grandchildren - Isaac, EB, & AC. email: hespenshied@yahoo.com Twitter: @HowieEspenshied

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    My Mom Adored Rush Limbaugh

    Some People Listen to Music to get Them Through the Hard Times. My Mom Tuned Into Rush Limbaugh.

    Ted Lasso is the Life Coach We Need

    “Jimmy Stewart Meets John Wooden”

    Sports in 2020 — and Beyond

    Competing (in the Flesh, Especially) is in our DNA

    Godliness Cozies Up to Our Mess

    Godliness Seems to Press in When We Say the Wrong Things

    Lilian “Bloodworth”: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

    A Woman Who Lived up to Her Name

    A Top Ten TV List for the Decade

    The following is not a definitive list or an official “Mockingbird list” — it’s just my list. Responses are welcome below! Criteria: Must be a scripted TV series (no reality shows or documentaries, etc.) Series must have “begun” in 2010 or later (hence why you don’t see Breaking Bad) Shows with much love here at […]

    Praise Be!!! … Indeed …

    The Handmaid’s Tale, streaming on Hulu, is not for the faint of heart, y’all. I’d argue, though, that it’s worth the ride. “HMT” rejects the instincts in us that reduce religion to a power-play, useful only for control and exploitation. It also embraces the Gospel. If you’re privy to the main story, you know that […]

    Jesus Didn’t Have a Pen

    It struck me last week (not sure how, or why) that Jesus didn’t have a pen. St. Luke apparently had a pen. He had to write prescriptions. Did they have prescriptions back then? Certainly to be the “Dear and Glorious Physician” one would have to have a pen, or a quill, or a facsimile thereof. […]

    Justice, Serena Style

    She is not playin’, sports fans, even when she’s playin’. That’s what I have come to love about Serena Williams. She’s been one of the top five athletes in the world for years now, but she has never stopped being Serena. If you haven’t heard about the U.S. Open Women’s Final from Saturday in Flushing […]

    The Nike Swoo(p)

    Can I just go right there? It’s okay if you disagree with me, it’s an opinion. The Star Spangled Banner is a crappy song. How many times have we watched talented singers anywhere from the Super Bowl to 8-year-old Pop Warner football go a capella and try to knock this ridiculous tune out of the […]

    The Best of Us, “The Americans,” Might Be Russian…

    What’s more important? Figuring out who we serve? Or figuring out whose we are? True confession: I’m not moved much to action or opinion regarding our current political landscape. (This is not a political post; for that to be so, it would presuppose that I much care.) Mid-term primaries in our troubled times don’t interest […]

    “Three Billboards” – A Prologue to a Road Trip

    The older I get, the more I’m learning how much I love “origin stories.” How did Captain America come to be? How did the new friend I just made come to be so delightful and gregarious, and awesome? Why does my next door neighbor always draw the shades and act so reclusive? Whether it’s a […]

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