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Canterbury Tales: Stories for the Pilgrim Way

Medieval folks always did love a good pilgrimage. Grueling journeys had a way of proving the mettle of heroes, and far-flung reliquaries held forth a treasury of grace to any long-suffering commoner willing to tread the pilgrim way. The road to Jerusalem provided Richard I the way to earning his moniker Cœur de Lion–the Lionheart.Continue reading “Canterbury Tales: Stories for the Pilgrim Way”

Cecily Had a Clown Abortion

Colin Jost: “It seems like you really do want to talk about your abortion.”  Cecily Strong: “Well, actually I really don’t, but people keep bringing it up, so I gotta keep talkin’ about freakin’ abortion!” This weekend, SNL’s Weekend Update segment featured guest clown Goober (Cecily Strong) and an uncomfortable mix of gags and thinly-veiledContinue reading “Cecily Had a Clown Abortion”

The Tabernacle Is a Parable

“In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.” –Hebrews 8:13 As Americans living in a consumer-driven society, we understand the author of Hebrews intuitively. Our culture thrives on making the old obsolete by speaking of the new. ItContinue reading “The Tabernacle Is a Parable”

Books Are Friends

“Books are remote but reliable friends.” -Victor Hugo “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24). Books are that kind of friend. Books are always there, waiting to be opened, waiting to be read. A good book sticks closer than a brother.Continue reading “Books Are Friends”

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