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    What Should Be Is Not Yet What Is

    Of all creatures, only God's image can cry,
    And laughter is also exclusively his—
    For he alone senses our world has gone wrong,
    And sees that what should be is not yet...
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    (Wo)men of the Word

    Jen Wilkin's Women of the Word is not just the best book on Bible study for women that I have read; it is the best book on Bible study for anybody that I have read. Jen... Read more
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    Only Supernaturalists Really See Nature

    If you are not French, you can see Frenchness more clearly than those who are. The Latinity of Latin is far more obvious to us than it was to the Romans. In the same... Read more
  • Progressivism and the Death of Expertise

    Self-styled progressives—or Whigs—bemoan the death of expertise. If ordinary people don't believe the experts, so the argument goes, they will believe anything: that... Read more
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    Liturgy of the Ordinary

    Tish Harrison Warren's Liturgy of the Ordinary is wonderful. (To give you an idea: while typing that sentence, a text from Rachel appeared asking me if I could bring my... Read more
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    What About the Pigs?

    I remember very clearly John Hosier listing the three theological questions he had been asked most, in forty years of ministry. The first, by a long way, was: Can you... Read more
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    Humanism and Flying Saucers

    The political philosopher John Gray has written a remarkable essay called "Humanism and Flying Saucers," which appears in his volume of collected writings, Gray's... Read more
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    Guest Post by Nigel Paterson: The Unpoliticised Voter in...

    The UK General Election has defied many of our expectations, and the electorate has now spoken in terms that are difficult for anyone to respond to. I’m not keen on... Read more
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    Nephilim, Anakim, and Why We Care

    I take it as read that the Nephilim (Gen 6:1-4) were the results of sexual relations between angels and women. Many don't, and I used not to, but I now find the Jewish... Read more
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    Capitalism and the Conquest of Clothes

    Niall Ferguson is a smart man. As part of my goal to learn more about the eighteenth century this year, I've read histories by C. A. Bayly and Eric Hobsbawm, but... Read more