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Jason Lief

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Bored

A friend made an interesting comment a few days ago - suggesting that it seems people get bored with Christianity.  Not in a "religion vs. faith" sort of way - you know, the "I love Jesus but dislike the church"…
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The Milwaukee Wiener House

  About three or four years ago my good friend - a tall, lanky Dutch Canadian - road along with me out to Montana where I spoke at a youth convention.  (We have quite a few Canadians out here on…
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Dave Grohl for President

I missed it.  I'm not sure what I was doing but when I sat down to watch what remained of the Grammys my wife let me know I missed it.  The Foo Fighters had won best rock performance and Dave…
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Nothing

I've got nothing.  Sorry to disappoint - I'm sure you were expecting some creative, insightful, reflection.  I sat down this morning trying to think of something to write and... nothing.   I thought I might write about my first day…
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Give Jim Schaap His Gold Watch

He's going to kill me, I know it.  It's not his style.  My suspicion is he wants to ride off, not into the sunset, but to some cabin in northern Minnesota where he can write without having to think about…
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“…I Won’t do What you Tell me.”

  There were some excellent posts this week - some real heavy hitters.  Theresa's post on vocation was excellent, so was the Michelle Bachman piece.  I do, after all, live in Iowa and we've had our fill of Michelle Bachman.…
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Don Draper and the Ruins of Culture

For the past few years my wife and I have indulged in the pleasure of good television.  It all started with The Soprano's, which began a string of television series that became our evening respite.  Around 9:30, after the kids are…
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The Tree of Life

To startle man, God becomes for an instant a blasphemer; one might almost say that God becomes for an instant an atheist.  He unrolls before Job a long panorama of created things, the horse, the eagle, the raven, the wild…
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Christian Higher Education: Some Questions

 Last year I spent three days a week working with the guidance counselor and chaplain of a new high school in south Minneapolis.  Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is a part of the nation wide Cristo Rey network of Catholic…
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