What Jesus, a Country Song About Divorce and a Study on Gratitude Have in Common

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What do Jesus, a country song about divorce and a research study about gratitude have in common? More than you might think. The study came to my attention yesterday when I read Ashley Crouch’s reflection on the benefits of gratitude over at the “Verily” magazine blog. Ashley stated that “a report from the Harvard Medical [Read More...]

Naughty or Nice: The Hallmark Channel’s Christmas Revenge Fantasy (with a moral, of course)

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If you could get a hold of Santa’s ‘naughty or nice’ list which reveals the misdeeds of everyone who’s ever done you wrong, wouldn’t it be great to get revenge against them? In principle, that’s the question asked by the new Hallmark Channel Christmas movie “Naughty or Nice.” Perpetually aggrieved Krissy Kringle (part of the [Read More...]

Nuns Having Fun: Salesians Dance Gangnam Style

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Salesian Sister Colleen Clair, FMA, whose online nickname is “HappyNun,” posted this video on Facebook of her fellow Sisters and Aspirants having a little Gangnam style fun. If you’ve ever thought nuns lead dry, boring lives, this video should show you that loving Jesus and acting joyful are not mutually exclusive. And if you have [Read More...]

WKRP and the Greatest Thanksgiving Promotion of All Time

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Over at his site today, fellow Patheos blogger Deacon Greg Kandra calls an episode of “Cheers” the best Thanksgiving episode ever. Though I’m a big “Cheers” fan, I counter his assertion with my pick for best Thanksgiving-themed TV episode ever. It’s from the 1970s show “WKRP in Cincinnati” in which radio station boss Arthur “Big [Read More...]


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