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Chris Marchand
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Ep 45: Brooks McDaniel Philosophy and Religion Professor
Brooks McDaniel is a professor of philosophy and religion, now retired from Illinois Central College. He is also an ordained minister in the Presbyterian church (PCUSA) and a writer and poet. Brooks was actually one of my own teachers in college and we sat ...

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Ep 44: Natalia and Earl of Yaku
Natalia Villaneuva Linares and Earl Power-Murphy are the founders of Yaku Peoria, an organization intent on restoring the beautiful Hale Memorial Church of Peoria, Illinois and turning it into a center for arts and culture in the city. You can find out more...

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Ep : Rock Solid Studios
Jimmy Bridgeman is the owner and operator of Rock Solid Studio, a professional Peoria based recording studio. With his business partner Jeremy Moser, Jimmy offers a space that can take an artist through the whole recording process, from recording, producing...

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Ep 42: Artist Alec DeJesus
Alec DeJesus is a Peoria, Illinois based artist. His works seem to come from another time while also drawing from pop culture. They are familiar and otherworldly, earthy and sacred, mythical and everyday. In our conversation we covered where he draws inspir...

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Let's Talk About the Benedict Option! (and talk and talk and talk and...)
Alternative Title: A working list of articles on the Benedict Option (with some brief thoughts of my own) Maybe Rod Dreher should have shut up about it. Maybe instead telling everyone about it and sounding off his alarmist church bells he should have gone o...

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Episode 41: Dialogues With Brandon—Dialogues With Brandon—on the FOMO (because YOLO)
In the latest episode of our Dialogues With Brandon series, I chat with Brandon Lulay about all aspects of the fear of missing out or FOMO. There are many layers to this phenomenon from missing out on moments with your friends or missing out on great life e...

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The Rich Mullins 20th Anniversary Project is a Big Missed Opportunity
_____________________________________________________________________________ Alternative title:  Some Thoughts and Concerns on the Rich Mullins 20th Anniversary Project _____________________________________________________________________________ It ha...

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Making a Case For Dark Comedy #5: Don Rickles
Comic legend Don Rickles died last week. The first thought I had was "Uh-oh, I hoped he's recorded his voice work for Toy Story 4! Please! Please oh please!" (For what it's worth, it doesn't appear he had recorded anything for the film .) The second thought...

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Ep40: Coffee Artist Kagan Masters
Kagan Masters is an artist from Central Illinois, specializing in painting with coffee. Her light and dark contrasts are accentuated by the deeply dark reddish brown tones from the coffee paint and her subjects range from whimsical animals drunk on caffeine...

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Change of plans...Happy Lent!
Happy Ash Wednesday everyone. Remember your baptism and remember you are but dust...and also that God is making all things new... I had one more article on liturgy and worship I wanted to get out before Ash Wednesday. But it's not going to happen. It was to...
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