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a Saint Nicholas Day sermon

Remember to get your Saint Nicholas / Santa fix today. Christmas is about Someone Else.

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the end of men

As long as we have lazy and indifferent fathers our sons will be happy to let their wives take care of things. And to take charge of things.

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santa claus is coming to town

The Santa Papers is my effort to tell his story. In this “unauthorized autobiography” Nicholas tell how he became Santa. And how he feels about that.

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the cheat sheet

I’m speaking at 2011 Wordcamp Detroit this weekend, a gathering of bloggers using the Wordpress content management system. As a convenience for participants (and you), I’m posting here some links and resources I referred to.

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sin is crouching at the door

War and greed are still crouching at the door. This is the motivating principle of democracy itself, since it teaches us no man can be trusted too little or for too long.

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read more, write more

Facebook updates are not the key to your future or your success. What you need is more long form reading in an age of Twitter.

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the perfect t-shirt

I was glad we didn’t get t-shirts at the staff retreat this year. The perfect t-shirt, after all, is the one you don’t have to wear.

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(re)collections on God’s faithfulness

I’ve been blogging now over nine years, and am planning to pull together some collections of these essays as small paperbacks that could be shared with others. I’ve outlined them here, and welcome your feedback on which ones you might find helpful or interesting.

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making peace with Potter

Many conservative Christians have had a love/hate relationship with the Harry Potter books, as in they love to hate them. And I understand their reasoning. Almost.

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clean, well-lighted prose

You can see what Hemingway wanted but never had: a clean, well-lighted place where the shadows are held at bay. Add an unhurried and sympathetic waiter and perhaps your nothingness will disappear.

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