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Recent content by ironchapman

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    Starting a PhD in History program in August

    Some of you know by now that I have a Master's in History from Georgia Southern University. I've had it set out as a goal to get my PhD in History since I started college. After graduating from GSU with my MA, I encountered some difficult times. I wanted some time off from education for a year...
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    In which we all feel young: Happy 116th birthday to Misao Okawa

    The world's oldest living woman and person, Misao Okawa of Japan, turns 116 today. Happy birthday to her! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2572316/The-secret-long-life-Sushi-sleep-according-worlds-oldest-woman.html Is it proper to wish a supercentenarian "God grant you many years!"...
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    14 Illegal Things People do on the Internet

    We're all lawbreakers now. Yay, over-regulation! http://mashable.com/2013/08/22/illegal-internet-activity/
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    A Wary Easter Weekend for Christians in Syria

    Perhaps this is just my ignorance showing, but shouldn't they be celebrating Easter by the Julian Calendar's calculations? I know my Antiochian church won't be celebrating Easter (or, well, Pascha) until May 5th. Regardless, these are tumultuous times for Syrian Christians keep them in your...
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    Some Dude at HuffPo: Let Non-Christians Have a Voice in Selecting the New Pope

    This is one of the most mindnumbingly stupid things I've ever read. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rajiv-malhotra/dharma-and-the-new-pope_b_2755683.html
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    "I would like to be Pope"

    One of my Catholic friends posted this on their Twitter. Pretty funny. http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/i-would-like-to-be-pope
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    You Had ONE Job

    For a few good laughs. http://hadonejob.com/
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    An Interesting Class I'm Taking this Semester

    As a grad student in history, one of the required classes we must take is a research seminar, where you and a few other grad students help a professor with research and learn how to do it yourselves. The topic varies from professor to professor, but this one is with the classical/early church...
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    Tearjerker Commercial about a Father's Love for his (Ungrateful) Daughter

    This really is a moving video. http://www.godvine.com/What-This-Father-Does-for-his-Ungrateful-Daughter-Will-Make-You-Cry-2071.html
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    Beautiful Story from ESPN's E:60 on Raising a Child with Down's Syndrome

    Wonderful pro-life message! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4foXehDmWs
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    By the way, Aki...

    Congrats on your engagement, dude! Saw your fiancee's ring on Facebook. Many years! When's the big fat Greek Japanese wedding? (Also, this gives hope to people like me out there. :P )
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    Driving in Mother Russia

    So, if I ever go to Russia, I'm not going to be driving, and I'm definitely going to look both ways before I cross the street. http://kottke.org/12/12/driving-in-russia (Probably a little language, and some of the crashes are rather extreme. No fatal crashes or anything in the video)
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    My Cousin

    I'd like to humbly ask for your thoughts and prayers for my cousin Terry. He's in the hospital. He's been on dialysis (he was born with only one kidney, a horseshoe/fused one), he's just had a heart attack, and he has an aneurysm. If he's strong enough, they'll be doing surgery Thursday...
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    Legendary Saints

    This is something that I've been turning over in my head for a while. I'm not really quite sure how to put this, but how do we handle Saints whose lives seem more legendary than real? The ones whose historicity is doubtful? Perhaps the most famous of these are Sts. Christopher and Barbara--the...
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    Prayer Group Question

    Here's something I've been curious about. My university's history department has several Christian professors, and some of the have gotten together to form an informal prayer group with a few students and some other Christian faculty. There's several Protestants and a few Catholics, but no...