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Jason Lief

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“…I Won’t do What you Tell me.”

  There were some excellent posts this week - some real heavy hitters.  Theresa's post on vocation was excellent, so was the Michelle Bachman piece.  I do, after all, live in Iowa and we've had our fill of Michelle Bachman.  Minnesota can have her back.…
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January 7, 2012
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Don Draper and the Ruins of Culture

For the past few years my wife and I have indulged in the pleasure of good television.  It all started with The Soprano's, which began a string of television series that became our evening respite.  Around 9:30, after the kids are long in bed and our…
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December 24, 2011
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The Tree of Life

To startle man, God becomes for an instant a blasphemer; one might almost say that God becomes for an instant an atheist.  He unrolls before Job a long panorama of created things, the horse, the eagle, the raven, the wild ass, the peacock, the ostrich,…
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December 10, 2011
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Christmas Trees, Hot Chocolate, and Dog Turds

Every year we make the same trip.  We load up the kids in the minivan and head over to chop down the family Christmas tree Clark Griswold style.  Yesterday was the day - instead of heading to the mall we chopped down a tree.  My…
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November 26, 2011
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Christian Higher Education: Some Questions

 Last year I spent three days a week working with the guidance counselor and chaplain of a new high school in south Minneapolis.  Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is a part of the nation wide Cristo Rey network of Catholic schools dedicated to maintaining a…
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November 12, 2011