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Instead of a Show

I have a complicated relationship with “Praise and Worship” music. In the first place, it bothers me that when we say the word ‘worship,’ we have come more and more to mean ‘sing songs,’ though there is no question that such a definition is almost comically limiting. In the second place, I am wary of […]

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Saturday Morning News: February 2nd, 2013

  The Super Bowl Ads You Don’t Want To Miss This Year US attempts to block beer merger Unbridled Kentuckians Decide It’s Time For A Kick-Ass New Slogan Daring to Ask the PED Question Brain Injuries In The NFL: A Fan’s 5 Stages Of Grief President Clinton? Deer-antler spray: What is IGF-1? – CBS News […]

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Wordle

This website has apparently been around for quite some time, but I only recently discovered it via Larry Hurtado’s blog. It’s Wordle.net, and it uses the same technology as the tag or category “clouds” on blogging websites, to use relative size to visually depict word frequencies in a text. From their homepage: Wordle is a […]

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Words I Wish I Could Use in Casual Conversation

This afternoon’s post will most likely not edify you in any way. It will most likely not be beneficial or thought provoking or even intriguing. I just have to get this off my mind, unfortunately at your expense. The following is a list of words I wish I could use in everyday conversation, but either […]

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Speaking of Books: Book as Object

I am well aware this is now our third post revolving solely around books this week. What can I say, we like books around here at TTAF. We like reading them, talking about them, interpreting them, and sometimes just collecting them. You may have read some of our reading lists or read Josh’s advice on […]

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Rules for an Honorable Nightcap

I have to admit I’m a huge fan of a good night-cap. After a long day of work, we come home and prepare dinner, play with our two kids, and get them washed up and ready for bed. By the time they’re both  in their rooms falling fast asleep and the house gets calm and […]

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Comment on This: David Brooks

Administrator’s Note: We’ve been evaluating some of our regular spots and ‘Comment on This’ and ‘A Name Worth Remembering’ will be looking a bit different from here forward. For one thing, you may have noticed Comment on This did not go up yesterday morning. Both Comment on This and A Name Worth Remembering will alternate […]

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Friday at Five: July 13, 2012

  What to do: So it’s not unbearably hot anymore, at least where I live. Not only that, it’s raining. Old people everywhere are looking up to the clouds with their arms outstretched like Andy Dufresne, rejoicing as their beloved lawns and gardens soak in a heavenly mist. But for me, rain means that I […]

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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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A Name Worth Remembering: Roberts Blossom

The name Roberts Blossom is first of all, awesome. Secondly, it may not sound familiar to you, and that’s okay. Roberts Blossom is most famously known for his role as old man Marley in the great American classic ‘Home Alone’. When we first meet his character, he looks pretty scary – evil even, as seen […]

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