God’s Will in Civil War

My good friend DS shared this quote from Abraham Lincoln regarding God’s will and the Civil War. It seems particularly applicable today, not just in the obvious tensions, but the subtle as well. It also is a very good reminder of the difficulty of discerning “God’s will.” The will of God prevails. In great contests […]

On the movie “Noah” and the film critic you should follow 3

I first “met” Peter Chattaway on an old school listserv for Daniel Amos, one of my favorite bands. He is a very accomplished film critic from the Great White North and is well worth following to read his take on movies, theology, and culture. (Be sure to check out his tear down of Star Trek: Not […]

Movember – Biff Gets It

I referred to Chris Hallbeck’s work before as inspiration for my son’s Halloween costume. This week he gave a twirl of the ‘stache to recognize Movember with two of his strips. Don’t forget to donate to support men’s health and be sure to visit Chris’ site and enjoy his excellent work.  

The Shave Off Documented

Many thanks to Christian Heilman, a student in our Presidential Leadership Academy, for documenting this!

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Bearded Gospel Men 1

  I am not sure how I have missed this site, which has been going for quite some time. BEARDED GOSPEL MEN is, as the “About” states, not to be taken too seriously, however it is very amusing and even educational. (You can learn how to “Grow One!” Just stop shaving is the short answer. Grooming is […]

Vital question: Who Had the Best Civil War Facial Hair? 2

From the Smithsonian no less we have this burning survey. Go vote now! (BTW my father, an Abraham Lincoln impersonator, will be on the Mall in Washington DC on June 11 for a special Smithsonian Civil War celebration. We will be there so come get your picture with a former president and say Hi to […]

No need to fear my beard 1

I just want to assure everyone that there is no need to fear my beard. (Well, not much anyway.)  

Movember means mo’ facial hair 2

I was asked by a student if I had any advice for them as they grew out their facial follicles. Of course, “don’t shave.” Movember, if you did not know, is a chance for men to grew out their mustaches (or additional facial hair, if so inclined) to bring attention to men’s health issues, particularly […]