Monthly Archives: June 2011

Shawn Vander Lugt Is AWESOME!


No, this blog hasn’t been hijacked. Just thought I’d make today’s Other Voice a little more personal. And besides, he makes the same claim on his blog this week: http://shawnvanderlugt.com. What’s more, he lives out his claim. By day, he’s … Continue reading

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How good is your news?


Go find an old newspaper—the older the better, but week-old is probably enough to make the point. Go ahead; take a few moments to look it over. Do you recall any of the stories you’re reading? Do any of them … Continue reading

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?


“We are prevented from following in another’s footsteps and are called to an incomparable association with Christ. The Bible makes it clear that every time that there is a story of faith, it is completely original.”—Eugene Peterson, Run With the … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your “Head”


There’s a popular adage out there; it’s been the chorus of a few good songs, in fact. And it goes like this: “Everything you know is wrong.” That’s not entirely true, obviously (I hope), but there’s still a lot of … Continue reading

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What Are YOUR Re-Reads?


Consider this one light and personal. Or a mandate to get into some heavy reading. Or an excuse to mutter, “He clearly has too much time on his hands.” Your call. Anyway, since it’s Thursday (i.e., Other Voices Day) I’m … Continue reading

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The Battle of Your Life


“My dear brothers, never forget, when you hear the progress of enlightenment vaunted, that the devil’s best trick is to persuade you that he doesn’t exist!”—Charles Baudelaire, “Le Joueur Généreux” This is a long one, but it needs to be, … Continue reading

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Help! (or, You Can’t Do It Alone, Part II)


There’s a great series of scenes in the movie Walk the Line, which portray Johnny Cash trying to kick his drug addiction and face the demons that drove him there, especially the tragic death of his older brother when he … Continue reading

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