Monthly Archives: July 2013

Open the Door and Let Them In: Immigrant Bashing has to STOP!

Jonathan Merritt posted an article today entitled Four Reasons Christians Should Support a Pathway to Citizenship. Each of his four points are well stated, although not all of his support is exclusive to Christian doctrine. Some of it should make … Continue reading

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The Pope on Gay Priests, Women Priests and What it Means for Mariolatry

Someone asked Pope Francis this week about the future of gay priests in the Catholic Church. He answered: “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” Good for him. Since … Continue reading

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Madame Bovary, Romanticism, and a Modern Marriage – plus cartoons

Karen Swallow Prior has a reflection on Gustav Flaubert’s Madame Bovary up at Christianity Today’s Her.meneutics blog today. Her post made me think of Three Panel Book Review, which has recently become a favorite site, as its Madame Bovary offering was … Continue reading

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G.K. Chesterton’s The Ball and the Cross – Seeing the world as it really is

[I’m linking up with Anne Bogel today (Modern Mrs. Darcy) in looking at books that aren’t in the mainstream, part of an occasional series she has entitled Best Book You’ve Never Heard Of On … .] *** Best Book You’ve … Continue reading

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The Classical Quest on Lust

Adriana at Classical Quest has a way with words and pictures, particularly when she combines them. She sent me these, taking a line from a recent article I wrote on taking responsibility for lust, and I liked them so much … Continue reading

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The Sinner’s Bible and Improving on Modern Bestsellers

What happens if you take a book’s title and drop a letter somewhere? Well, The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown’s best seller about secrets and intrigue in the Vatican, might just become The Da Vinci Cod, described as “Thrills, spills and gills … Continue reading

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Sunday Quotable – Contentment Isn’t What You Think

Contentment doesn’t come by a mathematical formula or alignment of optimal circumstances. Gloria Furman, Glimpses of Grace (Reflecting on Philippians 4:11)

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Saturday Celebration – Happy Half Birthday!

Today is my half birthday. What’s a half birthday? you ask. It means I had a birthday exactly six months ago, and I’ll have another exactly six months from now. If you’re wondering how old that makes me now, you might … Continue reading

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Bustin’ Some Teeth

[This post is from the archives.] *** Broken Shards I broke a tooth Labor Day weekend. Within an hour I was in the dentist chair getting it fixed. Yes, I have a very accommodating dentist. A talented one, too. First … Continue reading

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How Would You Like To Become A Jane Austen Character?

Oxford Dictionaries has posted one of the easiest and best Jane Austen Q&A’s yet. Rather than test your knowledge of her novels, it merely asks you to pick from a selection of statements and then it tells you which character … Continue reading

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