Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Multiverse: Fantasy Fiction’s New Deity

Every moving fantasy adventure tale elevates its audience to some sort of transcendence.  Luke discovers the ways of The Force, Frodo discovers the Ring, Neo discovers the Matrix, Harry discovers the world of wizardry, Jack discovers the secret power below … Continue reading

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You know who ne…

You know who needs to find their voice and use it right now? Conservative Christian pastors and leaders. Christians need to seriously reconsider uncritical support for a political party that prioritizes lavishing subsidies on the agribusiness rich while telling the … Continue reading

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“We are all born two drinks shy of happiness.”

Gordon Keith, lead funnyman for Dallas’s great cult radio station, Sportsradio 1310: The Ticket has written a column for the Dallas Morning News about the suspiciously widespread habit of mind that supports frequent and often heavy alcohol consumption.  It also … Continue reading

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Douthat and the Moral Case for Immigration Reform

Ross Douthat, a writer I have come to read voraciously and respect greatly, has finally run crossways with me on the immigration bill. He is a full–blown skeptic of the current bill, and has convinced me that it’s probably nothing … Continue reading

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Contemporary “Heroes”

Originally posted on arussthebus:
The new Superman is a “hero” for our times: dark, moody, and full of angst. The Internet is still awash with blog posts and movie reviews that detail the controversy behind the ending of this year’s…

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MORE SUMMER READING ON FAITH AND THE FOUNDING

Originally posted on Faith and History:
The Fourth of July has come and gone, but the long Fourth of July holiday  weekend is still in mid-swing, so I thought I would add one more title to my list of suggested…

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Before and After: Mid-century Dresser

Originally posted on Handmaden:
Where I live, everyone wants a mid-century dresser topped with an old-timey typewriter and a pair of mini antlers underneath an antique cloche. (I just learned that word.) So antique stores in the city are keenly…

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