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I first heard of feminism in seminary. Growing up as a poor, uneducated fundie in a small town, where would I have learned about it? I came to it naturally, though. Being raised for several years by a single mother … Continue reading →...

Origins, Kiehl’s and Emma Hardie: the best facial sprays

REVITALISE your complexion with these facial mists and sprays… Read more here: Daily Express :: Style Feed...
by Celebrity gossip news on Sep 3, 2016

Mysterium Tremendum

For those of us accustomed to ancient things, horror movies are remarkably new. That doesn’t mean, however, that they are scarce or even easy to understand. While it is beginning to erode, the academic derision of popular culture has long … C...

The Neighborhood

Let me send out a warm welcome to the neighborhood, I think. Not that I officially represent Earth—or anything for that matter. I’m just friendly, I guess. Now that astronomers have strong evidence that the nearest star to our own, … Contin...

Imagining Monsters

All fiction writing, it is often said, is borrowing. I’m not exactly sure that’s literally true, but the basic idea is that writers often trade with one another. They also borrow against their own experience and observations that others have R...

Not Quite Dead

Extinction is a cause of fear. Having evolved a certain level of self-aware consciousness, we fear becoming the next tyrannosaurus-rex or spinosaurus, or whatever the next top predator turns out to have been. We’re here to stay. So we like …...

Bloodline of the Gods - Rebecca Jernigan & Nick Redfern

<!-- ufosandalenlife 2016 post --> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Journeys with Rebecca: Nick Redfern Bloodline of the Gods, hosted by Rebecca Jernigan. Streamed  Live July 7, 2016. Bloodline of the Gods: Unrave...
by UFOs and Space Anomalies on Aug 20, 2016

Origins GinZing Peel-off Mask review

Er is iets magisch aan peel-ff maskers. Het is gewoon zo’n heerlijk, bevredigend gevoel om ze in één stuk van je gezicht af te pellen, vinden jullie ook niet? Net zoals het pellen van een mandarijntje; ik probeer altijd om dat in één stuk t...
by BeautyLab on Aug 18, 2016

Madness of Kings

The Roman Empire ruled the known world. Christianity owes much of its form and structure to the fact that the Romans expressed their rule in a military way and prized what they thought was order and fairness. While all of … Continue reading ...

Opposites Distract

In the current political climate—and not just in the United States, as Brexit reminds us—opposites seem to be the order of the day. The middle ground seems to have fallen out as those frantic for turning back the clock to … Continue reading...

Sky Gods

One of the unspoken prompts for writing Weathering the Psalms was the unscientific idea that God is somehow associated with the sky. To my mind this has more to say about what religion is beyond the recognition that Anu, El, … Continue reading...

Eve’s Apple

Rituals rely on unchanging circumstances. When we attended a grocery store that was not our usual one my ritual was challenged. First I have to confess (as is appropriate for a ritual): I am no foodie. Having grown up in … Continue reading U...

26 July 2016 - ORIGINS OF THE WORD ' BARBARIANS'

ORIGINS OF THE WORD 'BARBARIANS'G'day folks, Met any barbarians lately? Know where the word came from? Read on ... The word “barbarian” originated in ancient Greece, and was initially used to describe all non-Greek-speaking peoples, inc...
by clancy tucker's blog on Jul 25, 2016

Monkey Puzzle

One of the unexpected consequences of Christian theology is the ongoing insistence in science that human beings are qualitatively different from other animals. Actually, it goes back to the Hebrew Bible and the concept of “the image of God.” As &...

14 July 2016 - ORIGINS OF MEMORIAL DAY

ORIGINS OF MEMORIAL DAYG'day folks,Ever wondered about the origins of Memorial Day?  According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, approximately 25 cities and towns—including two named Columbus, one in Mississippi, one in Georgia—cl...
by clancy tucker's blog on Jul 13, 2016

Popular Eternity

Popular culture, it seems to me, mediates reality. The media of various descriptions teach us what to think, and even if there is a religiously “orthodox” answer to questions, we will weigh it in the scales against what larger society … Con...

Half-Way Holy

I’ve been reading about Ruth lately. Ruth doesn’t have a last name. She’s a character in the Bible. The book named after her is one of the shortest in the longest, Hebrew section of the Good Book. It’s a fairly … Continue reading &#...

Prophetic Shaman

Don’t complain. So I’m told. Work with the system (i.e., the privileged), do your part, and most of all, don’t complain. What would Jeremiah do? Or any of the prophets? It seems to me that prophets had the job of … Continue reading →...

18 June 2016 - ORIGINS OF 'TAPS'

ORIGINS OF 'TAPS'G'day folks, The origins of “Taps,” the distinctive bugle melody played at U.S. military funerals and memorials and as a lights-out signal to soldiers at night, date back to the American Civil War. In July 1862, U.S. General...
by clancy tucker's blog on Jun 17, 2016

Origins Maskimizer review!

One of my favourite things about blogging is getting to see brand new products, ones I've never even heard of before.  And it's even better when one of my favourite brands brings something completely new to the market!Enter Origins and their new...
by Lovely Girlie Bits on Jun 16, 2016


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