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First Links - 12.07.11

From First Thoughts

Why Tim Tebow Keeps Smiling McClatchy News , Jennifer A. Marshall The Tempting of the Christian Right New York Times , Ross Douthat The God of Awkward Virgins Her.meneutics , Anna Broadway Pope ‘amused’ by seat belt complaint Catholic Herald , John Thavis Women, Stop Submitting to Men . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links - 12.06.11

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Can colleges demand students affirm homosexuality? Court to decide Baptist Press , Leigh Jones Witness to Life Policy Review , Mary Eberstadt Sending of Sexual Images by Minors, Isn’t As Prevalent As Expected New York Times , Ahnahad O’Connor Loss Steels Resolve in Personhood Amendment . . . . Continue Reading »

Quotables - 12.05.11

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If one of the new male sperm meets and unites with an egg cell, a new life begins. From The Gift of Life , a pamphlet published in 1951 by Planned Parenthood. How broadly, though, do we want to use the adjective “Christian”?   I don’t make Christian art:  I’m a . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links - 12.05.11

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Interpreting the Establishment Clause (without an Agenda) Public Discourse , Russell Nieli Jews, Christians and Judaeo-Christians Standpoint , Geza Vermes Where is the love in R&B music? CNN , John Blake Living Like Jesus Is the Only Way The Gospel Coalition , Thomas Schreiner A review of Hugo . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links - 12.2.11

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Dads are Doing More, But Moms are More Stressed, Study Finds Los Angeles Times , Melissa Healy Study: 40% of Kids Who Attempt Suicide First Try in Elementary or Middle School Time , Bonnie Rochman Evangelist Billy Graham Hospitalized CNN Pennsylvania: Clinic Workers Plead Guilty To Murders . . . . Continue Reading »

The Latest in First World Problems

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“First World problems” is a term recently popularized on the Internet to designate the frustrations and complaints that are only experienced by privileged individuals in wealthy countries. A prime example is the bizarre reaction to Siri , the new iPhone’s intelligent personal . . . . Continue Reading »