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    Firestarter

    Disturbing, threatening – and watching it again now, somewhat comic – the Firestarter video represents a seminal cultural moment. Read more
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    Gratuitous Beauty

    Why is there so much beauty in the world? I mean, it can almost seem gratuitous at times. Sure, there is a lot of ugliness too, generally caused by the careless or... Read more
  • The Strange Case of Dr Evil image

    The Strange Case of Dr Evil

    When is a piercing adornment, when disfigurement? What about a tattoo? What about body modification? How about if someone has body dysmorphia – should they be able to... Read more
  • If you don’t like the result of the vote, keep having votes until you get the result you want image

    If you don’t like the result of the vote, keep having...

    And if you still don't get the result you want, change the rules governing the vote. Read more
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    Bibi & Blasphemy

    The case of Asia Bibi, kept in solitary confinement for nine years on trumped up charges of blasphemy, has thrown Pakistan into turmoil and garnered headlines around the... Read more
  • Is having a child a right? image

    Is having a child a right?

    Is having a baby that results from a loving relationship the same as having a baby being created via a business transaction? Read more
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    Sunshine for the Soul

    This is the exchange which out of his measureless goodness he has made with us: that, receiving our poverty unto himself he has transferred his wealth to us; that taking... Read more
  • On Earth As In Heaven image

    On Earth As In Heaven

    Fifty years ago today an event happened that changed our view of the world forever. Frank Borman, James Lovell and William Anders were blasted into space on the Apollo 8... Read more
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    Dying well this Christmas

    One of the privileges of being a pastor is watching people die. Read more
  • What You’ve Been Reading on Think image

    What You’ve Been Reading on Think

    In those days Google Analytics issued a report of all that had been read on Think in the entire year. (This was the eighth such report that took place while Pollock,... Read more