Monthly Archives: December 2010

It’s Christmas. Come and stand amazed…

Some beautiful words to hear and heed from a medieval Dutch carol, based on a translation by Klaas Hart (1906-1973)… “Come and stand amazed, you people, See how God is reconciled! See his plans of love accomplished, see his gift, this newborn … Continue reading

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Reading List – 2010 (Part 4)

Biltmore Estate Library – Christmas And now for the fourth and final installment of the past year’s reading list…  World Cup 2010 (Stark and Stark) – I learned of this while listening to an interview with the authors on NPR.  … Continue reading

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Reading List – 2010 (Part 3)

Library of Congress, Reading Room Now the third of what’s looking to be four installments on the reading list from this past year… Jane Austen (Peter Leithart) – This is part of the Christian Encounter series, a new set of … Continue reading

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Reading List – 2010 (Part 2)

Continuing with my book list, here’s the second installment… An Educated Choice:  Advice for Parents of College-Bound Students (Frank Brock) – Brock is the retired president of Covenant College.  He is coming alongside parents as they walk with their children … Continue reading

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Reading List – 2010 (Part 1)

Andover-Harvard Theological Library I enjoy the reading lists that come out towards the end of each year.  They often give me ideas both for my own bookshelf or even last-minute Christmas purchases.  The idea occurred to me that perhaps I … Continue reading

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The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – a review (of sorts)

In thinking about the film version of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, I couldn’t help but recall a review I read some years ago of the film Shadowlands.  The author said, “I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I just wish it … Continue reading

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A Christmas Letter, Part 2

Okay, maybe I did stretch things a little in that last post.  But there was a grain of truth to every entry.  The names were not changed.  The places mentioned were all visited.  And the activities and interactions all took place … Continue reading

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A Christmas Letter, Part 1

In the spirit of the “family Christmas letters” we so often receive, I thought I’d compose one of my own.  And what better way than to walk you through the events of our family’s year in chronological order… January – … Continue reading

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A message to Grinches

First, a disclaimer.  I love the Grinch.  Watching him and Charlie Brown (the original classic version) are on my short list of “must-see-TV” for the Christmas season.  His annoyance with the Hoos (and who can blame him?), the sled ride … Continue reading

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