Archive | November, 2012

Sorry pilgrim, Florida was home to the first Thanksgiving celebration

November 21, 2012

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From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Forget Plymouth Rock and 1621. If you want to know about the real first Thanksgiving on American soil, travel 1,200 miles south and more than 50 years earlier to a grassy spot on the Matanzas River in North Florida. This is where Spanish Adm. Pedro Menendez de Aviles came ashore on […]

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The straw man behind A Year Of Biblical Womanhood

November 13, 2012

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Hay

The American Heritage Dictionary defines a straw man as “A made-up version of an opponent’s argument that can easily be defeated. To accuse people of attacking a straw man is to suggest that they are avoiding worthier opponents and more valid criticisms of their own position.” During the election season, straw men were everywhere. Candidates […]

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God works in mysterious ways

November 8, 2012

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Mysterious

Most of us are unhappy when someone’s keeping a secret from us. We loathe being kept in the dark about anything. “I want to know. And I want to know now!” But when it comes to the things of God, sometimes He isn’t all that interested in giving us the answers we want. In fact, […]

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17 posters from The Hobbit

November 6, 2012

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Click here to see the other 16 posters from the upcoming movie!

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Did you “vo te” today?

November 6, 2012

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Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover

November 1, 2012

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RaiseTheRoof

It’s been said that “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” And I think there’s much to commend that perspective. But I think one new book invites critique in a way that can’t be ignored. Rachel Held Evans is a smart and talented writer. But as a Christian blogger who seems generally intent at […]

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Lord of the Rings flight instructions

November 1, 2012

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