Monthly Archives: March 2009

Ruth and Naomi

John H has made an excellent point over on Boars Head. Thinking about it further, this may be where Ruth & Naomi and David & Jonathan become relevant. I don’t think for a moment they can be taken as examples

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Is Alan Chambers Wrong?

I wanted to invite your responses to Alan Chambers’ latest piece in order to have some comments to bounce off from. With controversial articles like this (and some people are very upset about it) it’s good to know how people

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Can’t even Covenant

From here. I’m not going to comment until later, but I’d welcome your opinions right now. Things are different in Canada. No offense to Canadians, of course. Recently I was engaged in a lively debate about the topic of homosexuality

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Intense Debate

A while back I experimented with using commenting systems that were external to wordpress (which this site runs on) to help enhance the conversation here. In particular I wanted to be able to let comments be threaded, so when one

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A Brief and Loving Sexual Engagement

Colin Coward has responded to my challenge to explain what he means by a “brief and loving sexual engagement”, but the answer just leads to more questions. Within the post he makes a point that I wouldn’t disagree with: Conservative

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Quantitative Easing for Dummies

Let’s say I have £5, I need five loaves of bread and bread is the only thing I ever buy. You are a baker and you have 5 loaves of bread to sell. You know that I have £5 and

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Eternal Father, whose Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven that he might rule over all things as Lord and King: keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit and in the bond of peace, and bring the whole created order to worship at his feet; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

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Aber mit der Heimat
geht man immer herum,
durch die Welt,
dort und dort
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No one could describe
the Word of the Father;
but when He took flesh from you, O Theotokos,
He consented to be described, and restored the fallen image to its former beauty.
We confess and proclaim our salvation in word and image.
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