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Another Week Ends: Dunham’s Addiction, Snapchat Freedom, War Vet Atonement, Toastimonies, Careerist Personality and… EVERYTHING

Click here to listen to this week’s episode of The Mockingcast, which features an interview with Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg. 1. I’ll just make a note of this, and then I’ll direct you to the Podcast above for more in depth (and hilarious) commentary, but it should also be read in tandem with DZ’s post from […]

Breast Cancer, Napalm, and Freedom: The Fruit of Suffering

Two articles have come across my radar as of late: one from Christianity Today, “Culture Making Amid Cancer: the Choices that Suffering Makes Possible,” and the other through Yahoo News, “AP Napalm Girl Photo from Vietnam War Turns 40”. The two articles cover two vastly different topics: Cancer and the Vietnam War. However, those two […]

Another Summer Ends: ITunesU Playlist

It has been a while since I’ve updated our ITunesU Mockingsyllabus, so consider this some last-minute beach listening pleasure for all of you who are looking for a way to pass the time putting the finishing touches on your tan. For all of you who want to broaden the repertoire of your innocuous Cocktail banter by […]

The Inner Totalitarian

In case you missed it in Tuesday’s NYTimes, a few takeaways from David Brooks’ insightful editorial on Obama’s Christian Realism. The cultural shift he describes is particularly interesting. Speaking about the WWII generation he writes: “[You, and others of your era] you would have had a lingering awareness of the sinfulness within yourself. As the […]

Grace: More Than Tolerance

Fresh off a visit to San Francisco last week and being that it is the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, I have been thinking about grace a lot. I know you’re probably thinking, “What do Woodstock and San Fran have to do with grace?” Well, before I left for my very first visit to California last […]

Sermon Illustration of the Day (from Very Rev. Jim Munroe’s Nov. 14, 2006)

Thank God, my ability to love is not a pre-condition for God to love me. Do you see that in fact it’s exactly the opposite? It is only with a huge picture of God’s love for me, that then I am able to begin to love. I close with one such picture. I learned of […]