Monthly Archives: July 2010

Song for the day

All we need to know about the iPhone 4 antenna “problem”: The take-home point is in the last sentence – so short it’s easily missed. Who is this guy? Jonathan Mann writes a song every day and posts a video … Continue reading

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Life Metaphors: Music (2, Time)

Theology, Music and Time If my life is a song, I have much to learn about it from music. The previous post in this series (Life Metaphors: Music, Part 1) explored the power of music to resurrect the past and … Continue reading

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Life Metaphors: Music (1)

Whalesong In my first post on Life Metaphors, I observed that seeing life as a journey, a song or a dance is to affirm the presence of lasting meaning in the midst of change. Countless songs liken our experience of … Continue reading

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Imagination Deficit Disorder

Back in 1987, Hal Pendergrass offered some of the best advice I have ever received about reading imaginative literature along with nonfiction: “Dear Kerry – It’s not healthy to forsake good imaginative literature while you’re studying science or theology – … Continue reading

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Thank you, from a Bücherwurm

When I finally completed my doctoral dissertation, after many long delays, my parents and sisters celebrated the occasion by giving me a handsomely framed print of Der Bücherwurm, painted by Karl Spitzweg in 1850. I think they were greatly relieved … Continue reading

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