Daily Archives: December 21, 2010

The Christmas Story in Q?

Doug Chaplin is pondering a few commonalities, including “a clear verbal parallel at the core,” between Matthew and Luke’s versions of the story of Jesus’ birth. What if Matthew didn’t “invent” his story of Mary’s virginal conception in order to … Continue reading

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A Thoughtful Answer to “the Santa Question”

It’s delivered from a Catholic perspective, but this Protestant kind of likes it and will be filing it away for future reference. (H/T: The Anchoress) Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell … Continue reading

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The Devil’s in the Details

… unless he’s completely AWOL, that is. Duane Smith has all the abnormal info. Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend

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Challenge to Anti-Intellectual Christians

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Lessons and Carols 6

The Sixth Lesson: St Luke tells of the birth of Jesus. At that time the Roman emperor, Augustus, decreed that a census should be taken throughout the Roman Empire. All returned to their own towns to register for this census. … Continue reading

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Neville Longbottom and the Map of Mysteries

Dear Hermione, To answer your question from your last letter: Yes, Malkin Academy is a lot like Hogwarts. In fact, Hogwarts played an important role in Malkin’s founding. Directly after passage of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy (1692 if … Continue reading

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