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Jason Lief

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The Guardians

Two weeks ago I took my kids to see Rise of the Guardians - a story about Jack Frost, Santa, the Tooth Fairy, and the Sandman who are all deputized by the Man in the Moon to watch over the…
Northwestern College
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Believing in Santa

Had an interesting conversation with a friend the other day about his daughter's experience at preschool.  The preschool teacher took it upon herself to tell all the three and four year olds that Santa is not real. His daughter came…
Northwestern College
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The Day After

Psalm 146 Praise the Lord. I will praise the Lord all my life;    I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.Do not put your trust in princes,    in human beings, who cannot save.When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;    on that very…
Northwestern College
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Some nights…

This is it, boys, this is war - what are we waiting for?Why don't we break the rules already?I was never one to believe the hype - save that for the black and whiteI try twice as hard and I'm…
Northwestern College
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The Hobbit can Save us

Most nights my family goes through the same rituals -  the kids are herded up the stairs (which isn't easy... they always have some excuse for why they need to do this or that) they brush their teeth, put on…
Northwestern College
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Peter Rollins is Coming to Dordt College

Ok, Ok... so this is a shameless plug.  Guilty.  You'll have to cut me some slack - I've been planning a conference that will be held at Dordt College this November on the topic of Christianity and Popular Culture.  Last…
Northwestern College
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Easy Like Sunday Morning

I've been humming this song all week long.  Actually, I've just been humming the chorus - I admit, I don't know the rest.  It all stems from a conversation I had with a colleague.  Classes have started at Dordt and…
Northwestern College
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The Morality of Meth and a Foot Massage

Imagine you if you had a violent drug dealer chained to a pole in your basement - the result of circumstances that got out of control.  You have two choices: let the guy go after he promises not to take…
Northwestern College
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Politics: Where’s the Outrage?

A few weeks  back I was part of a friendly argument while partaking of some good food and cold beer. The argument was political - which around here means the argument was religious. Living in smack dab in the middle…
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