Tyler Hamilton, Lance Armstrong and the Power of a Secret

Over the break I read Tyler Hamilton’s memoir The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs. If you love memoir, I highly recommend it. Hamilton, via a talented ghost-writer in Daniel Coyle, renders a detailed and vulnerable telling of the story behind the rise [Read More…]

Top Paperback Theology Posts of 2012

I haven’t done a lot of year-end posting this year, but I wanted to take a moment and say how grateful I am to the readers of Paperback Theology. Because of your support, your engagement in the conversation, your linking to Facebook and Twitter, your sharing of ideas and passion, PT’s readership has grown like [Read More…]

Monday Morning Confessional – 2012 Year End Confessions

Father Adam – a Benedictine monk who is my spiritual director – always says “God is good. People are crazy.” That sums up the year 2012. Here is my year-end confession. I confess that I am not a very good celebrator of New Year’s Eve. Growing up my family celebrated with Dick Clark on East [Read More…]

Incarnation: The Scandal of Particularity

As an evangelical Christian I am a part of a people who have emphasized the crucifixion above everything else, even sometimes eclipsing resurrection. Incarnation (the birth of Jesus), comes in third in terms of emphasis and the teachings of Jesus brings up the rear in a distant fourth. This has been our hierarchy of emphasis [Read More…]

Top Ten Christmas Movies of All Time

If you are like me, there’s no time to sit and watch Christmas movies today – which is a really sad commentary on my pace of life! So, you can do what I did: take a moment and watch the above clip from Elf, which is #2 on my list of Top 10 Christmas movies [Read More…]

Theologian Trading Cards – It’s the Gift that Keeps On Giving

Forget the Jelly of the Month club, this is a stroke of genius. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t think of the idea first. Zondervan has had some great money makers (The Purpose Driven Life was pretty good), but this thing has solid gold written all over it. If you are wondering what to get [Read More…]

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Official Trailer – Why Am I Excited About this Movie?

Steve Carell and Jim Carrey in the same movie, plus Steve Buscemi to boot? This is either going to be amazing or way too over the top to be good. I can tell you that the trailer made me laugh out no less than four times. Add this to the list of movies I’m dying [Read More…]

Jib Jab’s Year in Review 2012 – “The End Is Here!”

Best recap of 2012 I’ve seen so far. [Read more…]

Friday Funny – Harvard Sailing Team’s “Puppy Pictures”

When you get together with family and friends during the holidays someone will inevitably bring some pictures of their family trip, their kids doing sports, their new puppy. I’m not going to lie, it can get a little awkward. But you have never seen something as awkward as this. The first comment on Youtube said, [Read More…]

This Is How You Give a Christmas Gift

In the interest of full disclosure, the remarkable young woman in this post is my niece… Sarah Thompson will be spending her Christmas break donating part of her liver to help save a friend who is suffering from Byler’s Disease. She will forever win the “how you spending your xmas break” contest at her house. [Read More…]


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