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Battles are Ugly When Women Fight

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In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Father Christmas issues weapons to the Pevensie children. Peter receives a sword and a shield, Susan receives a bow and arrow and a magical horn that will summon help whenever it’s blown, and Lucy receives a dagger and a magic vial that restores the health of anyone injured… . Continue Reading »

Time to Say Goodbye

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Three years ago this month First Things launched this blog to provide a space for a broad range of evangelical viewpoints. We’ve had dozens of contributors, more than 1,500 posts, and nearly 20,000 comments. But today it’s time for us to say goodbye. Group blogs that have numerous . . . . Continue Reading »

How to Change Your Mind

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[Note: I first wrote this two years ago, but I thought it might be worthwhile to post it again for the new year.] The beginning of a New Year is an an excellent time to try something new. As you make your list of resolutions and goals I want to recommend adding a simple four step process that could . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Square Today

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Peter J. Leithart proposes to begin a sensible discussion of empire : 1) Whether power is good or evil depends on its use. Power is often abused. But in itself, power is preferable to powerlessness. It is better to have the power of sight than to be blind, better to have the power to buy food than . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links - 12.30.11

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Going Home Again New York Times , David Brooks Does Anyone in the Media Ever Read the Bible? Fox News , Eric Metaxas On marriage, religious liberty, and the “grand bargain” Mirror of Justice , Robert George A review of Green Philosophy by Roger Scruton The Guardian , Jonathan Rée . . . . Continue Reading »