August 4, 2022

Here was an attempt to truly infuse liberal arts thinking throughout the curriculum and bring different disciplines in contact with each other. Right. Right? Read more

July 17, 2022

What does this dream mean? I have no idea. But I can tell you that for 30 blissful seconds in the middle of a domesticated Zumba class, 43 years after I had the dream, I was enacting it. Read more

July 16, 2022

This post is just a quick announcement: I love this song, I love this cartoon video for this song, and you can sing it at your church. Read more about it and download lyrics and chords and things here. It’s hard to write good, worshipful songs about work. I’ve long been a fan of the Work Songs album by the Porter’s Gate and Among the Thorns by Cardiphonia, and this belongs on the same list.    Read more

May 26, 2022

Recently I had someone ask me how an academic could get started writing for a popular audience. This is something I have backed into doing by accident over the past 20 years. (Imagine how much further ahead of me any of you will be if you do it on purpose!) Here's an edited version of some pointers I gave them. Read more

April 6, 2022

Place is part of vocation. I am from the Midwest, but I live in the South. Read more

February 21, 2022

The books tell you the boats will come back, after the brief turbulence of sea; a little charting of new courses is only to be expected in the wind. Read more

January 24, 2022

I'm afraid I left you to untangle the lights. Read more

December 17, 2021

Men’s Nunn Bush shoes, wide width Tic Tacs Peppermints Altoids (Seriously, what is it with hard minty candy?) Raisin bran Beetlejuice costume Christmas stocking hooks Christmas lights that don’t twinkle Avatar comic book Dish soap Nongshim soup Wheel of Time flag Socks Pasta (For some more musings on the supply chain, see: Late Capitalism and the Chromebook Charger That Time I Accidentally Became a Prophet)       Read more

November 1, 2021

At this particular thin place we meet so many things, but one of them is the horror that, as Beetlejuice reminds us, no one gets out of this alive. Read more

October 23, 2021

"Just in time" is over. The full toll it took on us is only beginning to be revealed. What comes next, I wonder? Read more


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