The Horse and His Boy – Chapters 9-10

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Alexis Record “Lions are really bad!” “Just this one.” “I was talking about the ones in Calormen, too.” “They are all the same one.” “Wait…it’s Aslan? Really?” “Yeah it will all be revealed in a chapter or so.” “But these lions were all shaggy and bitey.” “It was still Aslan.” “He’s really awful.” “Agreed.” The […]

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Experiences of Women About Different Religions

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Arina Thoggy When Cami Ostman, a famous author, and Susan Tive, a renowned editor, met in a Seattle based memoir-writing class, they found a strong bonding between themselves. This connection was based on their experiences in fundamentalist religious groups. Ostman has spent the major part of her life involved in  charismatic Christian organizations. Tive converted […]

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The Horse and His Boy – Chapters 6-8

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Alexis Record “I know all about marriage.” “Oh really! Enlighten me.” “Well you hug and kiss, and you fight over the thermostat and hide the video game controllers.” “That’s actually pretty accurate.” “No one should be forced to do those things. That would be wrong.” “You’re right. Someone should always have the right to choose […]

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Darwin Day – 2/12/18

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Jane Roberts Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809 and February 12, 2018 Darwin Day is the 209th anniversary of his birth and the 159th anniversary of the publication of his master work “On the Origin of Species.” To make a long story short, his thesis seemed to suggest that survival of the fittest […]

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Why Are You Angry at God?

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By Karen Loethen Am I raging and wounded? Have I seen too much pain and unfairness that I have entered a period of anger at God? Am I in despair and feeling hopeless? Am I afraid that God has abandoned me in my desperation? Am I feeling that Life Isn’t Fair? Am I unable to […]

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A Reflection on My Mom’s Passing

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By Dorothy Husen My mom passed away a few weeks ago on New Year’s Eve. She was 88 years old. The story of her life reads like a thriller novel. She was a survivor, a strong woman, and a devoted mother. She also was a Christian. Christianity gave meaning to her life’s suffering. She told […]

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The Horse and His Boy – Chapters 4-5

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  By Alexis Record “What’s a litter?” “It’s like a bench that people carry you around on.” “Can I have one?” “No.” “Please?” “No.” “Please please please pleeeeeeeeease!” “No.” “And you and daddy could carry me around on it!” “No.” “…” “…” “Maybe for my birthday?” Tashbaan is the most beautiful city. It’s pure grandeur, […]

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Part II – How a Religious Cult Ruined My Life

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By Lisa Kendall Continued from January 20, 2018 Last week we explored how exploitation in high demand groups, commonly known as cults, is harmful to individuals and expensive for society. Some cultic experts say that not all cults are harmful. I disagree. The very definition of a cult – manipulating people for personal gain – […]

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The Horse and His Boy – Chapters 2-3

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By Alexis Record “If war means killing people, why would anyone want to do it?” “Maybe to defend their land or lives.” “Okay, but why look forward to it?” “Warriors get honor and glory out of killing in battle. It shows how strong they are.” “That shouldn’t get you honor and glory.” “I know.” “Grownups […]

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The Horse and His Boy

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Guest writer Alexis Record Chapter 1 “His name is Sheesh? Really?” “Arsheesh.” “Sounds like sheesh.” “Maybe his father was Yikes and his mother was Jeez Louise.” “I can tell you’re joking because women don’t usually have names in these books.” *several minutes later* “Mom, are you still chuckling about your Jeez Louise joke from earlier?” […]

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