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The Bible Reduced To Minimalist Posters

The Bible is often referred to as the word of God. In reality, it’s significantly longer: around 775,000 words spread across 66 different books, when all is said and done. How do you distill the word of God down into … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Selfies

From Wall Street Journal CHICAGO— Gaby Driessen stopped by St. Peter’s Church here and a priest put a thick smudge of ash on her forehead—a traditional way Catholics and other Christians physically show their commitment to the faith on Ash Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Pastrix, Rod Dreher, Pope Francis, Home Alone, Norman Rockwell in Hawaii, Duct-Tape, C.S. Lewis, and the Rev. Horton Heat

• Loving the Pastrix by Rod Dreher (American Conservative) • Like Pope Francis? You’ll love Jesus by Elizabeth Tenety (Washington Post) • Bless this Macaroni and Cheese: How Home Alone can Teach you to Pray by Laura Turner (RNS) • Norman Rockwell’s only painting … Continue reading

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C.S. Lewis, Aldous Huxley, John F. Kennedy, Los Lobos, Roller Derby, Lou Reed, Teo Bishop, Wesleyan Theology, Noah, Todd Christenson, and Dr. Who

• Puddleglum and the Savage by Ross Douthat (NY Times) • The Chronicles of C. S. Lewis Lead to Poets’ Corner (NY Times) • As Los Lobos turns 40, bandmates reflect on a trippy ride: The East. L.A. band brought a new sound … Continue reading

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Flannery O’Connor, Christian Martyrs, Honesty Makes a Comeback, Sister Antonia Brenner, Christendom, Surfing Madonna, Screwtape Letters

• The Prayers of Flannery O’Connor The deeply Catholic writer and the “insidious hands Oh Lord which grope into the darkness of my soul.” (Slate) • The Believer: Flannery O’Connor’s Prayer Journal reviewed by Marilynne Robinson (NY Times) • Inheritance and … Continue reading

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Iconic Norman Rockwell paintings to be auctioned

Someone is going to get a nice Christmas gift. Sotheby’s will be auctioning off three of Norman Rockwell’s most popular visions of small-town Americana. “Saying Grace,” “The Gossips” and “Walking to Church” all appeared on the cover of The Saturday … Continue reading

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Robert Randolph and Sacred Steel

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Johnny Was A Punk Rocker: Johnny Ramone, R.I.P.

The following obituary for Johnny Ramone appeared September 17, 2004, on National Review Online.  By Steve Beard Last July, I was shoulder-to-shoulder with a bunch of sweaty rockers at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip while they were … Continue reading

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Seamus Heaney, Irish Poet of Soil and Strife, Dies at 74

• A few snippets from NY Times: “For much of his career, he was under constant pressure to write favorably about the goals of his fellow Catholics, many of whom wanted a Northern Ireland free of British control, and though … Continue reading

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Billy Corgan on Christian rock

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