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We had dinner with my family on Monday night and, amongst the vast array of silliness mixed with theological discussion with a dash of personal reflection, one of my sisters was telling us about the fantastic speaker she heard at the recent Out of the Valley conference. Louie Giglio is […]

Where do you live?

This popular cartoon is by Randall Munroe (you can now buy posters of it too). I especially like the submerged land of Usenet* and the tiny principality of Attractive MySpace Pages! Where do you live? * Usenet was/is a huge and ancient kind of e-mail-based discussion system

Contact, pt 1: A big conversation

Are we alone in the universe? This question is the starting point for the film Contact (1997), starring Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey. Ellie Arroway (Foster) is a woman driven by her thirst for answers. As a SETI scientist she scans radio transmissions, seeking intelligent signals from across the galaxy. […]

Shining Like Stars

Last week, my boss at EU, Geoff, asked all staff members (and, I believe, the student leaders as well) to buy a copy of Lindsay Brown’s ‘Shining like Stars: The power of the gospel in the world’s universities’. I finished reading it this morning and it is one of the […]

Elvis, eaten

During our weekend away, Tamie and I watched the film Ray, recounting the life of musician Ray Charles.  It’s a biopic similar to another we saw recently, Walk the Line, telling the story of musician Johnny Cash.  Both men experience a rags-to-riches rise into stardom, transcending socioeconomic lowliness, the traumatic […]

Grace. mercy, peace

I know it’s been a while since my last post, largely due to a decided lack of inspiration. However, on Monday something very inspiring happened, something that compels me to blog it! There are no groovy pictures for this post, and I know it’s long, but I hope that these […]