Humor


Empathy Cards by Emily McDowell rock.

Some will find these offensive and in poor taste. I would suggest that it is no more so than the vast majority of vapid sentiments found on the usual sympathy and support cards. These represent real life and the real struggle that people with serious illness and grief are wrestling with. I encourage you to […]


Proof of the Authority of Scripture

That’s one way to look at it. Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weiner.  


What to consider before choosing academia

I don’t really have an essay to write on the subject yet. I just wanted to use this Berger & Wyse comic. I could, of course, write something quite long on the subject, but for the moment I will simply say this: If you are considering a doctoral program and becoming a faculty member, do […]


Yup, me too: #IceBucketChallenge

When I first heard about this challenge, pour a bucket of ice water on your head or donate to the ALS foundation, I asked For the ALS #icebucketchallenge to work, shouldn’t there be fewer videos and more $100 checks? — Dean Christian Brady (@shcdean) August 10, 2014 I actually received a few tweets back decrying my […]


Mark Wahlberg is Michael Ballack

If you are like the majority of the world you have been following the World Cup. The US played remarkably well this past week and has a tough battle with Portugal this Sunday. What has perhaps impressed me even more, however is ESPN/ABCs coverage of the WC. It really has been very good with some […]


What’s on your gravestone? 3

The idea for this post came not really so much from reflecting upon the process of selecting Mack’s headstone, but on some recent conversations. People have a habit of using the phrase “I want my obituary to say…” as a way to express the impetus or motivation for their actions in life. “I want my […]


Jesus is my B-Boy

We had all misinterpreted the Book of Revelations [sic], Jesus and Mr. Satin Satan, the Breaking Beast, will have a breakdancing battle! Armageddon is really a valley-wide floor of cut up cardboard boxes. Or in other words, since I cannot un-see this I want you to share my pain. Thanks (complaints) to Dan Piraro for […]


Bathsheba getting her nails done

From “That is Priceless.”  


Bizarro Priests – They are going to the dogs (and cats)

You all know that Dan Piraro is one of my favorite cartoonists. He is not a fan of religion, but he often has poignant gags. This week he had a dog in the pulpit to match his earlier cat clergy.  


by Michael Jantze, http://thenorm.com

Resolutions are the Norm. 2

I have already explained why I have never been a fan of resolutions and this past year confirmed that. But Michael Jantze, as always, makes a good point. Two in fact. Check out the Classic Norm and the new YouTubed Norm.