Charity on November 4th, 2009

Did you know that phrase means losing one’s temper?  I just read it on wikipedia, so it has to be true.  Still, it was the obvious choice of title, the one that seemed all at once too easy and yet apropos. If you are a long time reader of this blog, especially if you were […]

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Charity on April 8th, 2009

I was just reading a couple of summaries of a debate between William Lane Craig and Christopher Hitchens on the existence of God. One of the arguments against the existence of God that Christopher Hitchens kept coming back to boils down to: God would have done things differently. Just as there are really bad arguments […]

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Charity on December 24th, 2008

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Charity on December 18th, 2008

“To me, the candy cane has only one context — and that is Christmas and because of this it is truly a religious sign.” So says Charlotte resident William Gerson in a letter to the school board in which he was opposing the red and white striped pillars at the entrance to the Charlottle Central […]

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Charity on April 22nd, 2008

I know that this is atypical for this blog, but I wanted to share a review I wrote of a new book by Joyce Meyer that is coming out next Tuesday. This was originally published at All Things Hold Together. I struggle with American Christianity. There is the inclination to focus on what God can […]

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Charity on December 28th, 2007

In this morning’s paper, there was an AP story about the inquiry, instigated by Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa, the ranking Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, into the financial records of several Christian ministries that preach the so-called “prosperity doctrine.” I had heard this story a while back, but I didn’t think it was […]

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Charity on December 26th, 2007

I originally meant to post this Friday, or at least by Christmas, but I decided to put it up anyway. I hope you all had a merry Christmas. – Charity When I was a kid, Christmas was a big deal in my house. A BIG deal. My mother loved Christmas. But in our house, it […]

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Charity on October 16th, 2007

…no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States. US Constitution So this is what it has come to. In order be considered for the Office of President of the United States, we need to know not only if you believe in a creator […]

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Charity on April 9th, 2007

Hi blog readers. I hope you all had a great weekend. I am just too wiped out from a busy weekend to blog right now, but I wanted to put up a link to a discussion between Rick Warren and Sam Harris.The God Debate It’s kind of long, but I thought it was interesting. If […]

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Charity on March 17th, 2007

The History Channel has an interesting (and short) online video about the history of Saint Patrick.

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