Daily Archives: 25 Nov 2010

Things to Be Thankful For: Fourteen- Not Living in Mexico

A 21-year-old university student lies dead from a gunshot to the head. Nearby, paramedics wrap the head of another woman in a blood-soaked shirt while her husband holds their cowering children. They were shopping in a popular downtown promenade when … Continue reading

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Things to Be Thankful For: Thirteen- My Crazy Blogger Buddies and Their Insanity

Let’s face it, these guys are nuts.  And that’s why I like them.  Think deeply and you’ll understand why the sign goes with the blogger.  I count them (and more) friends (though Goodacre and McGrath secretly loathe me).  (Ok well … Continue reading

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Things to Be Thankful For: Twelve- Honest Theologians

Bullinger and Calvin, Zwingli and Oecolampadius, Melanchthon and Luther. The one thing they all shared in spite of their differences was an honesty that most theologians and Biblical scholars today lack. Sins against the Holy Spirit are, first, presumption; second, … Continue reading

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Things to Be Thankful For: Eleven- Resiliant Teens

Three teens who have been missing in the South Pacific for 50 days — and were already eulogized in a memorial service — have been found alive by a New Zealand fishing boat. The boys — two 15-year-olds and a … Continue reading

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Things to Be Thankful For: Ten- That A Church of England Priest Didn’t Perform Your Wedding Ceremony

Two million husbands and wives are not lawfully married because of a Church of England blunder, it was revealed yesterday. Their church weddings are legally invalid because the vicars who married them used the wrong form of words, CofE lawyers … Continue reading

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Things to Be Thankful For: Nine- That You Didn’t Seal Yourself in Your Own Basement

Like a German retiree did… A German pensioner who wanted to seal off the entrance to his cellar ended up bricking himself into it, a police spokesman told Reuters on Thursday. The senior citizen from Jena told police he only … Continue reading

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Things to Be Thankful For: Eight- People With a Sense of Humor

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Things to Be Thankful For: Seven- Good Archaeology

The existence of King Solomon has been a topic of debate and intrigue for countless treasure-seekers and researchers, and an anthropologist at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has uncovered evidence suggesting that the ancient king’s splendid, copper- and … Continue reading

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Things to Be Thankful For: Six- Wolfgang Mozart

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Things to Be Thankful For: Five- My Family and Friends

I have a great wife and a wonderful daughter and though I seldom mention them here they are the core of my happiness (along, need it be said?, with God who holds pride of place).  And I have a wonderful … Continue reading

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Things to Be Thankful For: Four- Huldrych Zwingli

Because he said things like this: God has willed that man be an amphibian among creatures: living sometimes on earth, sometimes in heaven, and while on earth sometimes winning, sometimes yielding.  He wins if he remains loyal to Christ, his … Continue reading

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Things To be Thankful For: Three- That You Aren’t a Member of the Singapore Men’s Water Polo Team

Because if you were, you’d have to wear this (like Roland does, because, unbeknownst to most, he’s a water polo player for team Singapore!) : And your government would be mightily miffed at you! Singapore rebuked its national water polo … Continue reading

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Things to Be Thankful For: Two- Remembering the Day When Stores Closed Thanksgiving

If you’re old enough you remember when Thanksgiving (of all America’s holidays) was about God, family, food, friends, and football.  You couldn’t find a grocery store, department store, or even a gas station open.  You got where you were going … Continue reading

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Things To Be Thankful For: One- You Aren’t the President of Ohio State

Boise State’s president said his counterpart at Ohio State’s claim that Big Ten and Southeastern Conference teams play a “murderer’s row” schedule “is the greatest exaggeration I think we’ve heard this year in college football.” In an interview with The … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving to One and All

Psalm 100 – A Psalm for giving thanks. 1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! 2 Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! 3 Know that the Lord, he is God! It … Continue reading

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