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Entries from August 2005

Going to Europe!

August 21st, 2005 by Jason · 2 Comments

In just a couple weeks Nance and I will be heading off to Europe for three weeks. Being a geek I decided to see if I could find a google maps implementation which would allow me to plot our trip on a map. I found Gmaps Pedometer which allows you to plot a map of […]

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Tags: life · technology

Now that’s a Cache

August 15th, 2005 by Jason · 3 Comments

My cousin, Martin, and I hit one of the best geocaches I’ve ever done this morning. We set off at 6:30 in hopes of getting it done before it got too late (since I did have to go to work as well). The cache is called C’ISHMU and involved leading us through Nature’s Playground via […]

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Tags: life

some thoughts (2): The Last Word and the Word After That

August 12th, 2005 by isaac · 3 Comments

In my last post on McLaren and in Drew’s comment we wondered what all the big McLaren fuss is all about. He doesn’t seem to be theologically original or careful, and on the other hand he doesn’t write fiction all that great. So why the popularity? Jared gives a great account for why McLaren is […]

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Tags: theology

Harry Potter (and Fantasy): Worth our Time?

August 7th, 2005 by Jason · 6 Comments

In my previous post I defended Harry Potter as a book Christians can read despite the plethora of witches, wizards, and other magical creatures it contains. In this post I want to put forth some of the benefits of reading fantasy books, specifically Harry Potter. In other words, I want to suggest why Harry Potter […]

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Tags: pop culture · theology

The Roots of Terrorism

August 5th, 2005 by Jason · No Comments

Sojourners has a good op-ed piece on the roots of the recent bombings in London which navigates a middle ground between the liberal explanation (that it’s due to social forces, such as poverty) and the conservative explanation (that Islam is an inherently violent religion) with this explanation: I suggest that the misguided young men responsible […]

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Tags: pop culture · theology

some thoughts (1): The Last Word and the Word After That

August 4th, 2005 by isaac · 5 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Brian McLaren’s new book, The Last Word and the Word After That. So I sacrificed the $20 and thought I would give the book a shot. It was a quick read. I like the narrative genre. Very readable. If you want to get a feel for the book I’m sure you could […]

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Tags: theology

spiritual disciplines (3): the vending machines don’t work!

August 2nd, 2005 by isaac · 2 Comments

imagining a christian spirituality that escapes the framework of economic exchange.

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Tags: theology

new link: phew

August 1st, 2005 by isaac · 2 Comments

I added a new link the other day: phew. The entries are just plain entertaining, at least for me. Every so often we need a minute to lose ourselves in the mundane, sightings from someone else’s everyday. So, just sit back and check out the website and hum to yourself some radiohead: phew, for a […]

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Tags: life · pop culture