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In honor of St. Patrick's Day, what lessons should the English have learned from the Irish?
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Who knew? There was (sometimes) something to medieval medicinal knowledge.
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My most recent blog post exploring feminism and gender roles.

"I had shut off a part of my humanity, of who I was, in order to meet some mold that all boys are told to meet to be a man. Yet I didn’t feel like a true man created in the image of God. I felt more like a robot—someone following a scripted program rather than their divine agency."
One year ago I bought a Speedo swimsuit. Even though it’s not a classic Speedo design and actually looks more like a pair of boxer-briefs, it’s safe to say that it’s the most revealing piece of clo...
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New Post: What are we to make of #heavenisforreal ? Thoughts on a #christian   reading of others' experiences.
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A few years ago I was working at a Barnes & Noble store as a bookseller. A lady came up to the desk and asked me to find some new book about heaven "written by a little boy." That seemed pretty...
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BLOG CHANGE: The blog has switched to a new site! Please mark samuelogles.com for future posts :).

And check out my most recent post about the Bible on www.samuelogles.com.
Thanks for reading Blogles! I've moved my blog to a new address: www.samuelogles.com. Please bookmark the new site and add the new feed to your RSS because that's it for Blogles—it will no longer be updated. The blog continue...
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Can Slytherins Go to Heaven: A Look at Christian Ambition
I am a resolute fan of the Harry Potter books. I'm not crazy for it, off learning how to speak troll or anything. (The real fans will probably write me to correct that the troll language, of course, can't be learned by humans. Or something...) But there are...
I am a resolute fan of the Harry Potter books. I'm not crazy for it, off learning how to speak troll or anything. (The real fans will probably write me to correct that the troll language, of course, can't be learned by humans...
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Abraham, Isaac, and the Heresy of Reason
In Scripture, Abraham is tested by God. God asks Abraham to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, as a burnt offering to the Lord. Most of us know this story and most of us can recognize that Abraham is also a type of God the Father sacrificing God the Son. (If yo...
In Scripture, Abraham is tested by God. God asks Abraham to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, as a burnt offering to the Lord. Most of us know this story and most of us can recognize that Abraham is also a type of God the Father...
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New blog post: On religious decline and #Catholicism's plan to save itself http://bit.ly/1FDexWI

"If the Church promoted the ordinary heroism of single mothers, divorced individuals, childless couples, people who experience same-sex attraction, and individuals who struggle to believe orthodoxy but still faithfully identify as Christian—in other words, all the people often labeled within the religious system as 'unholy'—we would be a unique movement boldly leading the way of mercy and truth in the 21st Century."
Fr. Robert Barron, a famous Catholic priest, produced a video last fall entitled Heroic Priesthood. His Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, which produced the film, states on its website the reason f...
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An interesting editorial look at recent media portrayals of Sir Thomas More and how they stack up against historical fact.
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You know you're Catholic when this is the entire "F" section in your contacts...
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New Post: What are the 4 things every Christian needs for discerning Truth? #hermeneutics  
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Do We Have to Choose Church or Not? A Response to Donald Miller
Almost every Sunday I wake up seeing daylight filter through my blinds and I immediately panic. I'm used to it being dark when I open my eyes, and I get worried that I slept through my alarm. I'll roll over, check the clock, and (usually) find instant relie...
Almost every Sunday I wake up seeing daylight filter through my blinds and I immediately panic. I'm used to it being dark when I open my eyes, and I get worried that I slept through my alarm. I'll roll over, check the clock, ...
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A lover of spirituality and history. Taking myself too seriously since 1987.
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  • Christianity Today
    Assistant Editor and Marketer, 2015 - present
  • Writer, 2013 - present
  • Best Western River North
    Marketing Manager., 2011 - 2014
  • Christianity Today
    Editorial Intern, 2014 - 2014
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Wheaton, IL
I did a lot of online research before deciding to purchase a pair of AE shoes, and I have not been disappointed. The shoes (Park Avenue cap-toe Oxfords in walnut) are wonderful, and I get a ton of compliments on them. They're also well reviewed elsewhere. One sales associate at this Oak Brook location, Priscilla, took excellent care of me from start to finish. She was patient, knowledgeable, and reliable. When my shoes came in with a minor blemish, she speedily rectified the situation, and I had my new shoes well in time for my wedding. Priscilla's service made a big difference in my experience, and I'm now a convert to not only the AE products but the experience.
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reviewed 3 months ago
This is a great Zen Center. The staff are wonderful, and the atmosphere is inviting. There's an openness here for anyone from lifetime Buddhists to novices to the merely curious. If you're interested in learning more about Zen, I highly recommend here.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
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Cool atmosphere, but terrible service. Our group of six showed up without a reservation and said we wanted to bowl. The bartender said "sure" and then asked if he could start us off with drinks. After delivering our drinks, he told us no lanes were open and we'd have to wait for over an hour for a lane. We were upset that we got hooked ordering drinks and then couldn't bowl when we literally just told this same person we wanted to rent a lane. When we complained, he said we'd have to wait only 40 minutes. (Why the decrease, I don't know.) We requested a refund for the drinks so we could go, and the bartender complied after some hesitation. He then told us we needed to leave. Gladly.
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