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Christians as Exiles vs. Christians as Rulers

There are two veins of thought in current, mainstream Evangelicalism (shortened here to CME).  One paints Christians as exiles in this world, as aliens and foreigners, just waiting for their great homecoming.  The other puts Christians in a position of … Continue reading

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Misunderstood Labels

I had an argument with my husband while we were dating.  We were watching the news and some talking head had called a politician “liberal.”  He groaned about such an epithet being thrown around a candidate he liked.  “An epithet? … Continue reading

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School Prayer is Allowed. Bullying is Not.

I was super excited when The West Wing became available to stream on Netflix.  As any good Democrat would, I love the show.  I would vote for Bartlett any day.  Wouldn’t you?  I watched the show when it originally aired, … Continue reading

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The Outlet Trail

This week’s weather, with temps down in the single digits, has not been conducive to getting outside much.  Cooped inside all week makes me long for some sunshine and fresh air.  Since the only fresh air to be had is … Continue reading

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Tyndale and Treason

The publishing company, Tyndale, has recently won a reprieve from the federal mandate requiring all employers offering health insurance to offer contraception coverage as well.  You can read a good discussion of Tyndale’s legal argument here. Tyndale’s basic argument is … Continue reading

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American Food Writing

I just finished a gem of a book, American Food Writing, edited by Molly O’Neill.  Its red and blue gingham cover looks just like a picnic cloth or an old-school Betty Crocker cookbook.  But inside isn’t strange 1960’s style recipes for … Continue reading

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Why Contraception Coverage isn’t a Religious Liberty Issue

I listen to a lot of Catholic radio now that we moved to the Finger Lakes.  We don’t get any TV and sometimes I’m doing housework that doesn’t allow me to drag the computer around with me to watch something … Continue reading

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Execution in America

Today Marvin Wilson of Texas was executed by that same state for murdering a police informant.  Now, I find it troubling generally that we execute people at all, but this case is especially troubling.  Mr. Wilson is black making him … Continue reading

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