Saturday Link Love: Radical Abolitionists, Cherry-Picked Stats, and Eve in the Garden

Saturday Link Love is a new feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier. An Open Letter to Conservative Christian Parents from Your Liberal Children, on Reclamation Force---"We have spent our entire lives learning the intricate nuances of your views, not just the broad strokes. Please take the time to approach our views with genuine curiosity and learn abo … [Read more...]


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Voice in the Wind: Fortune Telling

A Voice in the Wind, pp. 25-34It's chapter two, and we're switching gears---to Germania. Quick note for those not familiar with this book, it's actually part of a trilogy. The first book, this one, deals with the stories of Hadassah, a young Christian girl from Galilee, and Atretes, a young warrior from a German tribe. The second book brings Hadassah's story to a conclusion, and the third book follows up with Atretes, but in the first book their stories are intertwined---both in the book and … [Read more...]


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Does Donald Trump Know Frederick Douglass Is Dead?

This is the full transcript of Trump's remarks on black history month, given this morning: Well, the election, it came out really well. Next time we’ll triple the number or quadruple it. We want to get it over 51, right? At least 51.Well this is Black History Month, so this is our little breakfast, our little get-together. Hi Lynn, how are you? Just a few notes. During this month, we honor the tremendous history of African-Americans throughout our country. Throughout the world, if you r … [Read more...]


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Trump’s Ban Has Republican Fingerprints All Over It

On a mild Monday in November, 2015, Mike Pence, then a Republican governor, abruptly banned Syrian refugees from Indiana. "Indiana has a long tradition of opening our arms and homes to refugees from around the world but, as governor, my first responsibility is to ensure the safety and security of all Hoosiers," Pence said in a statement.He said he was directing all state agencies to stop resettling Syrian refugees in Indiana until the federal government can provide assurances that "proper … [Read more...]


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Lesbian Duplex 105: An Open Thread

It’s time for another Lesbian Duplex thread! If you have a link or article or interesting thought that’s not relevant to an ongoing thread, you can share it here. If a conversation on another post has turned entirely off topic, you can bring it here also. Every so often, as the number of comments on a given Lesbian Duplex post becomes unmanageable, I put up a fresh post. I’ve added a “chatter” tab under my blog banner that will direct readers to these discussion threads, so no one will have to wo … [Read more...]


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Saturday Link Love: Culture War, a Latina Superhero, and Lactivism

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.The Women's March Is a Culture War, on Samantha Field---"Finally, one friend asked 'Which rights don’t I have that I’m supposed to be marching for?' and that’s when it finally crystallized for me what the people I know aren’t understanding about the Women’s March." Week 1 in the Trump … [Read more...]


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Voice in the Wind: A Remnant

A Voice in the Wind, pp. 13-22Last week we began our series on Francine Rivers' historical Christian fiction novel, A Voice in the Wind. We met Hadassah, a young Christian girl trapped in Jerusalem during the First Jewish-Roman War. I noted two primary things last week---first, that it is extremely unlikely that a Christian girl would find herself in Jerusalem during this period, given that most Christians fled the city when the war broke out; and second, that Hadassah's father, with a wife … [Read more...]


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