Monthly Archives: March 2012

Sticks & Stones & Unburned Bones

“If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” is nowhere in the mind of the storyteller of Daniel 3. He fully intends to mock Nebuchadnezzar, and he does so through his use of repetition. But why is … Continue reading

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Let the Music Play

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego step onto a stage that is set for them in Daniel 3:1–7. It’s a stage replete with pomp and ceremony and, I suggest, a fair bit of mockery. The king has orchestrated a grand occasion. You … Continue reading

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Pete & Repeat…

I grew up a dog person, which might explain why I didn’t meet the book Millions of Cats until I took a children’s literature class in college. I don’t remember the plot (except that it involved lots of cats), but … Continue reading

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Disney in Daniel?

Disney makes a big deal (and a lot of money) about making dreams come true. I’ve only been there once and I don’t recall having my dreams come true, but maybe that just means I should go more often. How … Continue reading

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1+1+1=4

My friends know math isn’t my strongest skill. I tell people, only half jesting, that if counting involves more than one hand, I’m out. (I do have two hands and ten fingers, but apparently my brain lacks the synapses required … Continue reading

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