How to Feel In ? Instead of Always Feeling Like An Outsider
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To every woman who has been on the outside, anyone who’s felt rejected and judged, Jesus proclaims today, “With me, you’re always in.
St. Jane Frances de Chantal
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St. Jane Frances de Chantal (1572-1641) was born in Dijon, France. Because her mother died only eighteen months later, her father (the head of the local parliament) took on the responsibility of educating her. Jane grew up to be a lovely and refined young woman with a cheerful temperament. She married Baron de Chantal and ?
Scripture Speaks: The Canaanite Woman’s Faith
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Today, as Jesus travels away from Jerusalem toward the region of the Gentiles, He meets a Canaanite woman who desperately needs His help.  Why did He give her the cold shoulder? Gospel (Read Mt 15:21-28) To best understand this Gospel episode, we need to know that it follows a description of the great opposition Jesus ?
The Sigh of the Heart
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Ronda Chervin, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut, tells the extraordinary story of how she, despite being brought up by atheist parents in a New York City home where “God was no more real to us than elves,” became a fervent Catholic and has remained even in the face of unimaginably heavy crosses including the suicide of her son.
Are Evangelicals Donating Too Directly to Missions?
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When helping hurts the professional helpers.
Eubulides and his paradoxes | OUPblog
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Who was the greatest paradoxer in Ancient Western Philosophy? If one were to ask this question of a person who knows something of the history of logic and philosophy, they would probably say Zeno of Elea (c. 490-460 BCE). However, for my money, the answer would be wrong. The greatest paradoxer is not Zeno, but the Megarian philosopher Eubulides of Miletus (fl . 4c BCE).
Minneapolis teen goes missing; community search underway
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MINNEAPOLIS --  Andres Guerrero, age 17, disappeared early Thursday morning in north Minneapolis. Guerrero was last seen on Broadway Ave. at 1 a.m. wearing a black shirt and black shorts. After news of his disappearance spread, the local Pagan community and beyond have quickly responded with support
Hartalika Teej 2017 date ? Fasting Date of Hartalika Teej Vrat in 2017
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When is Hartalika Teej in 2017? - Fasting Date of Hartalika Teej Vrat in 2017.
A Tribute to Allan Coppedge
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Allan Coppedge enjoyed a thirty year career as both a professor and discipler of seminary students. Read more from Matt Friedeman as he honors Coppedge with a collection of essays.
SDG Reviews ?Detroit?
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The Zero Dark Thirty filmmakers’ take on 1967 race riots is powerful, troubling — and disappointing.
Review: ‘Walk With Me,’ an Invitation From Thich Nhat Hanh
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A documentary observes the rituals of one of the best-known Zen masters in the West.
A Science Writer Embraces Buddhism as a Path to Enlightenment
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Robert Wright, whose book “Why Buddhism Is True” is a best seller, has been a spiritual seeker for a long time.
Why we are entitled to point a finger at Islam on oppression and bigotry
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(This is reposted from CFI blogs, where it appeared 2015 - still relevant though) In his recent post at the Daily Dot titled 'Athe...
Richmond?s Bishop DiLorenzo Passes Away at Age 75
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He was installed as bishop of Richmond in 2004.
The Mythical Leader, by Ron Edmonson - Review and Recommendation
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Leadership myths hold us back from leading to our full potential. Ron Edmondson shatters those myths and offers practical wisdom for leaders.
What Is In Store For You
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I have loved you since before the beginning. I have fashioned you and created you specifically and deliberately, but also meticulously and uniquely too. I have crafted you of the finest materials, and have raised the expectations of what has been available and required. I have lifted the veil,(1) so there is no obstruction, neither [...]
What is, and isn't, Islamophobic/anti-semitic?
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There's currently a great deal of talk about Islamophobia and anti-semitism in the UK press. You won't be surprised to hear me say I am ...
Rhett Smith 100: Listening for that ?Voice? of Vocation and Calling
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Transforming Marriage and Family Therapy in Plano, Texas
Annual Thanksgiving Eve Service and Homeless Persons Memorial Day
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19 th Annual Thanksgiving Eve Service For the past several years I?ve participated in an annual Thanksgiving service sponsored by ...
Following Religious Freedom Report, Iran Strives To Distract Attention From Abuses - Iran Press Watch
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Source: www.irannewsupdate.com By Edward Carney On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported upon what it described as Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s recurring “hobby” of using social media to voice criticisms of domestic affairs in the United States. Leading&hellip
?Refuge / Fortress? Names of God Lesson for Kids
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This lesson is part of a series we’re calling, “Hello, My Name Is…  A Series on the Names of God.” You can find the latest when you follow Tara’s author archive. We’ll add links to the whole Bible …
Space out: Religion and science fiction grow closer
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The marriage of science fiction and religion is undergoing a revival in popular culture.
Men?s sexual history and rape
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Rape cases, particularly those involving people who know each other, or who have been drinking/taking drugs, are difficult to prosecute. Juries essentially have to decide whether or not the sex was consensual. The usual way to do this - notoriously - is to consider (amongst other things) the woman's past sexual history, to try and?
When your child leaves home, you both have to grow up
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I walked into his room it seemed like there was a little less oxygen. I gulped. There was a cereal bowl in the corner of the room. And a single sock hung over the chair like a surrender flag. A tattered Michael Jordan poster hung on the wall. He was gone.  The boy-man was now […]
'Some Fell on Good Soil': Church Planting in Religious Ecologies
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In the midst of the decline of mainline denominations and the rise of the ?nones? in the U.S. something surprising is happening.[i] Churc...
Rhett Smith 98: What Emotional Regulation Is, And Why It?s So Important
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Transforming Marriage and Family Therapy in Plano, Texas
Big pharma shill defends more than 90% of drugs being contaminated
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A recent study in Nature has found that 92% of
About Those Gods Who Built the Canals on Mars?
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Race and the Imago Dei
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In light of current discussions regarding racial reconciliation, we thought that it might be a benefit to our readers to run a series of videos from a longtime contributor, Rob Ventura, and his wife, Vanessa, concerning a variety of subjects related to interracial marriage. Rob is the pastor of Grace Community Baptist Church in Providence, RI. Rob and Vanessa have been married 20 years and have three children. The interviewer, Suhylah Claudio, has provided the following rationale for this serie
Never Stop Learning with Back-to-School Savings - LogosTalk
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Even if you?re not headed for a classroom this fall, that doesn?t mean you can?t keep learning. We?ve pulled together dozens of resources to help you deepen your understanding of God?s Word. Save 20 percent when you buy up to four products and 40 percent when you buy five or more. Choose from biblical studies, ?
An Advent Reflection on Luke 1:26-38 | The Annunciation
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May 21st, 2011. Cataclysmic earthquakes rocked the globe, loved ones everywhere suddenly disappeared, unmanned cars and planes wreaking ...
Launching our newsletter
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As a subscriber, reader or follower of Astroair, I thought you might be interested in our new Newsletter, with videos and articles from my ...
Is memory-decoding technology coming to the courtroom? | OUPblog
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“What happened?” This is the first question a police officer will ask upon arriving at a crime scene. The answer to this simple question—What happened?—will determine the course of the criminal investigation. This same question will be asked by attorneys to witnesses on the stand if the case goes to trial.
My First Class at Cherry Hill Seminary
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Boundaries & Ethics Back in an earlier incarnation of Cherry Hill Seminary , the late Judy Harrow and I were recruited to a...
How to Respond to God?s ?No?
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User’s Guide to Sunday, Aug. 20