Dan Stringer

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Archive for December, 2011

December 31, 2011

Loon’s linkage (December ’11)

Peter Hitchens reflects on the death of his brother Christopher Rob Bell reads his farewell letter to the congregation of Mars Hill Bible Church Caroline Langston on “Christmas with Satan” Tim Stafford interviews Craig Keener on the historical reliability of miracle stories Sharon Hodde Miller on the problem with “modest is hottest” Justin Taylor offers a helpful survey of Bible reading...

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December 27, 2011

Film log (2011)

Here’s a list of the movies I watched this year, a miscellany of gems and duds. No profound agenda here, just another excuse for a year-end lookback (most recent views at the top). 1. The Descendants, 2011 2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, 2011 3. Network, 1976 4. Cry Freedom, 1987 5. Lumumba, 2000...

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December 18, 2011

How to run your first marathon in 26.2 not-so-quick steps

1. Find your motivation. For me, it was a bucket list-esque way to work through some grief issues during a now-or-never type of opportunity window during the peculiar year that was 2011. 2. Pick up a second-hand copy of The Non-Runners Marathon Trainer at a thrift store for $2. 3. Remember your goal: to FINISH...

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