March 25 is observed by some Christians as the date on which the annunciation by the angel of Mary’s pregnancy with Jesus took place. It is very unusual for the day to be shared by Good Friday. Read more about that here. From Mockingbird, a poem by John Donne, “Upon the Annunciation and Passion Falling …

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Mockingbird features a short story by Rudyard Kipling based on the account of Paul’s shipwreck experience recounted in Acts chapters 27-28 and prefaced with 1 Corinthians 15:32 ‘If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts.’ The post at Mockingbird also features a link to a brief background article to the story posted …

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Insightful introduction to the writing of Marilynne Robinson by Peter Adam at the Gospel Coalition Australia. I’ve read Gilead and am currently winding my way through Home. This observation of Adam’s stood out: Because of the place and time in which they live, their lives could be described as quiet, but the narratives are sustained …

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Getting your abbreviations right, Mental Floss provides a tutorial on the meaning and usage of i.e. and e.g. I.e. and e.g. are both abbreviations for Latin terms. I.e. stands for id est and means roughly “that is.” E.g. stands for exempli gratia, which means “for example.” “Great. Latin,” you’re probably thinking. “How am I supposed …

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