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10.04.2005    |    Calvin
Ok, here's a test: do you take yourself too seriously? One sure way to find out is see if you think that this Calvin is an offense to the old guy whose picture appears in my heading. Hint: he's the guy to the left of Jonny Edwards.

Just to let y'all know, the definitive, and complete Calvin and Hobbes collection has just been released. This collection of Bill Watterson's creation is a must for those who have lost their sense of humor, and who claim to have a philosophical bent. Hard to believe it's going on ten years since Calvin and Hobbes sledded off into their future. Which had sadly diverged from our own.

2 Comments:

Blogger homo unius libri said...

I just pulled all my old books out of storage and are reading them in memory of the last truly great cartoon.

10:08 PM, October 04, 2005  
Blogger mrclm said...

I keep 3 Calvin and Hobbes books next to my bed. They are the only comic I have ever read that consistently makes me laugh out loud. Even when I've read them previously.

Big Chris
Because I said so blog

3:19 AM, October 09, 2005  

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About this site and the author

Welcome. My name is John Luke Rich, (very) struggling Christian. The focus here is Christianity in its many varieties, its fussing and feuding, how it impacts our lives and our society, with detours to consider it with other faiths (or lack thereof).

Call this blog my way of evangelizing on the internet.

Putting it differently, we're only here on this earth a short time. It's the rest of eternity that we should be most concerned about. Call it the care and feeding of our souls.

I was born Jewish, and born again in Christ Jesus over thirty years ago. First as a Roman Catholic; now a Calvinist by persuasion and a Baptist by denomination. But I'm hardly a poster boy for doctrinal rigidity.

I believe that Scripture is the rock on which all Christian churches must stand -- or sink if they are not so grounded. I believe that we are saved by faith, but hardly in a vacuum. That faith is a gift from God, through no agency on our part -- although we sometimes turn a deaf ear and choose to ignore God's knocking on the door.

To be Christian is to evangelize. Those who think it not their part to evangelize perhaps haven't truly understood what our Lord told us in Matthew 28. We must preach the Gospel as best we are able. Using words if necessary.

Though my faith waxes and wanes, it never seems to go away. Sometimes I wish it would, to give me some peace of mind. But then, Jesus never said that walking with Him was going to be easy...

Final note: I also blog as Jack Rich on cultural, political and other things over at Wrong Side of the Tracks

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