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Murder Your Spouse and Other Practical Tips for a Happy Marriage

“The word of the cross for marriage is the word of perpetual absolution. It is the word that forgives the existence of the other.” Paul Zahl, Grace in Practice In the next two weeks, I will be attending two weddings. Because I will merely be a guest at both weddings, I have no legitimate basis […]

The Mountain Goats sing Romans 10:9

Just this week on Pitchfork TV, director Rian Johnson’s (Brick, Brothers Bloom) documentary about The Mountain Goats, The Life Of The World To Come, is streaming. We highly recommend checking it out – it’s not available anywhere else. The doc features a performance of every song from their recent record (of the same name), every song of which was based on a different Bible verse. Here’s the clip of John Darnielle playing the one for Romans 10:9. You can read the lyrics here. They’re great.

Low Anthropology According to John Darnielle

One of my favorite bands, The Mountain Goats, has gotten a lot of love from Mockingbird in the past; John Darnielle has a way of expressing low anthropology like few other songwriters that I listen to. His songs about dysfunctional couples are particularly good, in my opinion, and while “No Children” is a fan favorite […]

Favorite Movies, Music and TV of 2009 (Plus)

Okay, here goes. I would break the pop culture of 2009 down this way: a pretty good year for music, an alright year for film and a downright incredible year for television. Five Favorite Films Of 2009* 1. Fantastic Mr Fox 2. District 9 3. In The Loop [warning for profuse-albeit-very-inventive foul language] 4. Coraline […]

The Cross According to Colbert (Plus Mountain Goats)

Pretty darn funny/clever/amusing. Be sure to stick with it til the end:

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The Mountain Goats – Psalms 40:2
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John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats on Psalm 40:2

Not sure how I missed it, but a couple weeks ago, Pitchfork posted an interview with John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats, where he spoke about their upcoming, highly biblical new record The Life Of The World To Come. Well, add Darnielle to the list of churchgoing indie-rock royalty (top of that list being Stuart […]

Another Week (Almost) Ends: How We Decide, Islamic Search Engines, MJ, 9, Mountain Goats and Lions

1. A fascinating review of How We Decide by Jonah Lehrer over at Boing Boing (ht Jeff Dean). The book appears to be ar neuroscience-for-dummies study of the decision-making process, aka another volley in the post-free-will debate, this time claiming that decision-making is neither wholly rational or wholly emotional, but a mix of both. What […]

Deep Thoughts by Sean Norris

Last night I went to a climbing gym, and I was surprised by how genuinely accepting and nice everyone was. I was clearly the worst climber there, but I didn’t feel an ounce of judgment from anyone. I guess it’s because there’s enough pressure on you when you’re hanging from a cliff.

That’s me in the picture . . . just kidding.