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Russell Almon
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Weekly Reads - 20 February 2016 - In Defense of the Oxford Comma
Ken Schenck: Elephants Rule Jonathan Haidt showed repeatedly, largely on the basis of experiments conducted, that people immensely follow their immediate intuitions rather than coming to conclusions on the basis of reason. Intuition is like an elephant that...

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Weekly Reads - 13 February 2016 - Theological Valentine's Day Edition
Hello all. Did you miss me? Its been awhile, but I promise its been for good reasons. After the last 'Weekly Reads' I was busy writing a paper which I had the pleasure of reading here at New College for the weekly Theology and Ethics Seminar hosted by the U...

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Weekly Reads - 16 January 2016
Roger Olson -  Advice I Will Give My Grandson When He Is Twelve (Like Tamir Rice Was)  (Imagine having to have this talk with your child/grandchild and then tell me concerns over racism in the USA are overblown.) Allen Bevere -  Why Did the Theological Chic...

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Weekly Reads – 9 January 2016
So, how are you doing with those New Year’s resolutions thus far? Good Intentions   Rowan Williams recently (as in a couple of months ago) gave
the 2015 Orwell Lecture at University College London – War, Words, and Reason:Orwell and Thomas Merton on the Cri...

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Looking Forward in 2016 – Reflections on Achievements, Anticipation, Apprehension, and Good Intentions
Before moving on to some reflections, a double confession. First, despite my best intentions, I’ve not been able to
keep a consistent blog. Much of this extends simply from the unavoidable
distractions of life circumstances and that I spend most of my day e...

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Prayer and Scriptures for the Third Sunday of Lent (2015)
The Cleansing of the Temple Prayer for the Week :  Almighty God, you know that we have no power in ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies and inwardly in our souls, that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to ...

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Prayer and Scriptures for the Second Sunday of Lent (2015)
Jesus the Liberating King Prayer for the Week : O God, whose glory it is always to have mercy: Be gracious to all who have gone astray from your ways, and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable tr...

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Prayer and Scriptures for the First Sunday of Lent (2015)
The Temptations of Jesus Prayer for the Week : Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you ...

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Prayer and Scriptures for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany: Transfiguration Sunday
The Transfiguration of Jesus the Liberating King Prayer for the Week : O God, who before the passion of your only-begotten Son revealed his glory upon the holy mountain: Grant to us that we, beholding by faith the light of his countenance, may be strengthen...

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Prayer and Scriptures for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
Jesus healing the sick Prayer for the Week : Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins,  and give us the liberty of that abundant life which you have made known to us in your Son our Savior Jesus Christ;  who lives and reigns with you, in the unity o...
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