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#20 Comment On This: Lines In The Sand

Administrator’s Note: We here at TTAF are taking a break from blogging for the rest of the year. We feel that it is important that we take some time off to spend with friends and family, and also to relax a bit as the past year has been hectic for all four of us. We […]

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Comment on This: Lines in the Sand

“I used to think religion tasted horrible, but now I know I was just eating the fake stuff” – Bob Goff   Remember that scene in ‘Hook’ where Rufio gets all worked up and decides to draw a line in the sand? At the risk of losing his status as leader of the ‘Lost Boys’ […]

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Comment on This: Leo Tolstoy

I recently started reading Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina (if I really like it, maybe my list can finally get that mystical eleventh book), and, as I am wont to do, I started doing a little background research on Count Tolstoy (and found out he was a Count, for one thing). As it turns out, Tolstoy is a […]

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Comment on This: Donald Miller

“Life is complex and the idea that you can break it down or fix it in a few steps is rather silly. The truth is there are a million steps, and we don’t even know what the steps are, and worse, at any given moment we may not be willing or even able to take […]

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Comment On This: Haitian Proverb

So the sermon from Mike Breaux this week is about how “the mighty fall.” Mike will be here tomorrow to discuss this further and you will be able to view the sermon on Sunday morning. When Mike told us the title for this week’s sermon one of my favorite Haitian proverbs came to mind. It […]

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Comment on This: Wendell Berry

Author’s Note: One of our stated goals here at TTAF is to foster community. One very simple way that we imagined that would happen would be through the dialogue resulting from comments on our posts. We created this weekly post with that very end in mind. Some of our “Comment on This” posts have generated […]

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Comment On This: Steven Spielberg

“There are three movies that I am exceptionally proud of in my life, … and I rarely commit to a list of films that I like, that I’ve made — but these are the three films that I was passionately connected to — the first was ‘ET,’ the second ‘Schindler’s List,’ and third is ‘Saving […]

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Comment On This: Kurt Vonnegut

For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes (Matthew 5). But, often with tears in their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course, that’s Moses, not Jesus. I haven’t heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, […]

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Comment on This: Theodore Roosevelt

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs […]

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Comment on This: Vladimir Nabokov

“There are three points of view from which a writer can be considered: he may be considered as a storyteller, as a teacher, and as an enchanter. A major writer combines these three—storyteller, teacher, enchanter—but it is the enchanter in him that predominates and makes him a major writer. “To the storyteller we turn for […]

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