Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Pauley Theory

By Steve Beard Photos by Bob Stevens The first time that Pauley Perrette excused herself from the room during our interview, she said: “The best thing to do is sit her on my chair. As long as you don’t stand … Continue reading

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Victor Hugo on Love

“Love is the foolishness of men, and the wisdom of God,” wrote Victor Hugo, French poet and author of Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1802-1885). Below are two of my fave quotes on love from his elegant … Continue reading

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Advice from Rabbi Heschel

“I would say to young people a number of things. Let them remember that there is a meaning beyond absurdity. Let them be sure that every little deed counts, that every word has power, and that we can do — … Continue reading

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Faith on the Chopping Block

By Steve Beard I’m addicted to “Chopped,” the Food Network cooking competition where chefs battle with culinary wits and creativity. Contestants are given a scandalously brief amount of time to concoct a three course gourmet meal with mystery ingredients such … Continue reading

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From Supermarket to Super Bowl: Interview with Kurt Warner

Being cut by the Green Bay Packers was not part of the plan. Neither was returning to Cedar Falls, Iowa, and working the nightshift at the Hy-Vee supermarket for $5.50 an hour. Needless to say, playing Arena Football League for … Continue reading

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Einstein’s search for God

By Steve Beard When Albert Einstein first introduced his theory of relativity dealing with space and time, it was widely joked that there were only three people in the world who comprehended it. During a question and answer time after … Continue reading

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Compass of Divinity: A conversation with Thomas C. Oden

By Steve Beard Unbeknownst to him, Professor Thomas C. Oden was the prime agitator to the agony and ecstasy of my seminary experience. It was wading through 1,400 pages of his three volume systematic text books that introduced me to … Continue reading

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