Garrison Keillor on kinds of Christianity

Garrison Keillor has written a humorous, yet touching column about Christianity.  He starts by lambasting some immoral Christians in the news.  But then he recalls his own less worldly evangelical upbringing.  And finally he writes about his current high church Anglicanism.

Best line:  “I love my neighbor as myself, but only because I don’t much care for myself.”

Big finish:  “For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations. And wherever two Corinthians are gathered together, there he is in the midst of them.”

Read it all, linked after the break. [Read more…]

Defeat ISIS with comedians

U2 frontman Bono told a Congressional committee that the way to defeat ISIS is to send in comedians. [Read more…]

My New Year’s Eve ritual

Every New Year’s Eve, I look back on the events of the past year.  I do so by reading Dave Barry’s Year in Review.  The month by month retrospective has the virtue of being very funny, which makes the survey of the year’s madness much easier to take.

Start it and follow the link after the jump. [Read more…]

Whether or not we kick the football

The Peanuts Movie currently in  theaters is a critical and commercial hit, and it brings back to mind the genius of cartoonist Charles Schulz.  I stumbled upon a great quotation from Schulz–a devout Christian–about humor, happiness, grace, and faith. [Read more…]

“Modern Educayshun”

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Yogi Berra dies–here are some of his sayings

Yogi Berra, the winner of three MVPs who played in more World Series games than anybody, died at age 90.  Here is his obituary.  In addition to his baseball greatness playing for the New York Yankees, Yogi became known for his gnomic comments.  On one level, they didn’t make sense, and yet, on a higher plane, they sort of did. After the jump, a list of some of what he said.

My favorite:  “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.” What is your favorite?  Explain the sense in which it is kind of true.  (For example, in my favorite, it is true that something that was once fashionable can become unfashionable when everyone starts doing it.) [Read more…]