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  1. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    So tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Who here will be taking their Valentine to Ash Wednesday service to hear God’s word and receive the ashes?
    I will 🙂

  2. Paige says:

    Many links of interest. Thank you.

    Congratulations on you wisdom being quoted in Patheos. Right on.

  3. Steve says:

    I starting reading the anti-Christian alt-right link but it completely lost me. It seems no one can define what the alt-right is or who its leaders are but the myth continues. Apparently Hillary Clinton introduced the public to the term during one of her speeches in Nevada as the author suggests. Are we to believe her conspiracy theory that the alt-right was engineered to keep whites in power. Or is it more likely that the conspiracy is that she and her liberal friends contrived the term alt-right to bundle up the deplorables who oppose her and her policies into a nice neat convenient voting block. Sorry Hillary it didn’t work.

  4. Michael says:

    Why are people still talking about Hillary?

    I thought she lost over a year ago.

  5. Michael says:

    By the way “First Things” is hardly a liberal mouthpiece…it’s a conservative Catholic publication.

  6. Steve says:

    Michael, Hillary was mentioned in the link as the person who introduced the public to the term alt-right. Hillary will be in the news for a long time until Mueller’s special counsel investigation ever wraps up.

  7. Anon says:

    It’s Hillary Clinton Derangement Syndrome!

  8. Chris says:

    The first link is gold.

  9. Outside T. Fold says:

    I remember once looking at twitter to see first use of alt-right. It predates the 2016 election. (this in response to the assertion that Hillary introduced the term).

    Ash Wednesday liturgy for comment threads: Forgive me internet, I only commented about the comment; I did not read the original article.

    My penance is to re-search for it and show my work: Here are twitter search results for March 2011. 1 instance of alt-right amid a bunch of references where alt-right is about keyboard command sequences.

    If this method of search floats your boat, you can adjust the period searched for by changing since:YYYY-MM-DD until:YYYY=MM-DD to change the time period. Protip: Use the day before you want to start and the day after you want to end; twitter search results tend to cut off results for the day in question.

  10. Outside T. Fold says:

    LOLing at my self-own here. Second part of my penance was to click through and (at least begin to) read the article. I seem to have confirmed the first sentence of this 2-sentence description of origins of the term:

    Their ideological movement is called the “alt-right,” a name coined only eight years ago. The nation was introduced to it in August 2016, when Hillary Clinton devoted a speech in Nevada to deploring its influence on the election.

  11. j2theperson says:

    The article on baptism not needing to divide is behind a paywall. What was the gist of it? I was interested in reading it. We baptised our daughter but have as yet not baptised our son. It really bothers me. I was baptised as a baby and I believe it’s one of the reasons I’m still a christian today. My husband basically thinks infant baptism is heretical and illogical. He doesn’t find any of the argument for infant baptism to be persuasive. I didn’t want to be too much of a bitchy, bossy wife so I haven’t forced the issue, but it bothers me that our son has not been baptised and I think my husband’s arguments against infant baptism are ridiculous and unpersuasive.

  12. Jean says:


    Here’s a wonderful article on Baptism, which you can download for free.

  13. j2theperson says:

    Thanks for the article, Jean. I read it but it doesn’t really speak to my issue. My husband would read that article and think it was completely wrong. There’s no way to convince him that infant baptism is appropriate. This is not an issue that I want to cause conflict in my marriage over, but it really bothers me that my son has not been baptised yet. I would really like to know how it’s possible for baptism to not be divisive, because pretty much is a problem between me and my husband.

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