Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Salem Witches Belong To All Of Us

[Dana Tuttle has a habit of writing about historical women who’ve been killed for their faith. Get beheaded and Dana might write about you too. Here she’s deviated slightly from her usual fare by adding the fates of some men to … Continue reading

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Why It’s OK For Christians To Celebrate Halloween

Tom Burns and his daughter pair up for Halloween costumes every year. As he wrote on his blog, this year she was unsure if her choice was all right so she asked her dad, “Do you think I could be … Continue reading

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Jane Austen Novels and Hannah More’s Life – intersecting planes

Jane Austen and Hannah More were contemporaries in the late 1700s and early 1800s (even though More was born long before Austen and lived well after Austen’s death). Austen is known for her novels, and while she did not invent … Continue reading

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What On Earth Is This Blog About!

When people ask me what this blog is about, I am a bit hard pressed to answer. I do know that my hope is I never write a blog post that resembles this sermon: And I am glad that my … Continue reading

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The Fierce Convictions of Hannah More – a review of Karen Swallow Prior’s biography of a poet, reformer and abolitionist

A Consecrated Pen In Fierce Convictions – The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More: Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist (2014, Thomas Nelson), Karen Swallow Prior presents the life of a woman described by John Newton as wielding “a consecrated pen.” One might be tempted … Continue reading

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Where Have You Built Your House – under a rock or on The Rock?

[From the archives.] *** Faith in a rock Here’s a family who knows what it means to build their house on solid rock, or at least under one. Can you imagine having that thing hang over your head every time … Continue reading

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How To Tell If You’re Really A Christian

Have you ever taken a spiritual gift test? These are quizzes that typically ask about your likes and dislikes, how you view your personality, and what you think about God and the Bible. Most spiritual gift tests will then tell you … Continue reading

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Burying Poop the Bible Way!

Who says the Bible doesn’t have practical advice: Designate a place outside the camp where you can go to relieve yourself. As part of your equipment have something to dig with, and when you relieve yourself, dig a hole and cover … Continue reading

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Bad Christian Music (as in heresy-bad)

[From the archives.] *** I grew up in a liturgical church that sang songs out of a hymnal. A hymnal, kids, is a book containing songs written before you were born. A book is something people would read before the … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Mysterious Duodenum

“But Holmes, how on earth did you know the murder weapon was lodged in the victim’s intestine?” “It’s alimentary, my dear Watson.” *** [Old joke, worth retelling. Because puns are funny.] ***

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