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Bachman Back to Kuyper?

Bachman Back to Kuyper? Now that Michelle Bachman has dropped her campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, perhaps we can put to rest—again—a genealogy used to explain her political faith. Bachman, it is said (for instance, in Ryan Lizza’s…
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Bachman Back to Kuyper?

Now that Michelle Bachman has dropped her campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, perhaps we can put to rest—again—a genealogy used to explain her political faith. Bachman, it is said (for instance, in Ryan Lizza’s profile of her in…
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A Regular Reader Reports

So The Twelve-Reformed Done Daily is moving into its third month.  So far.  So good.  I’m told readership is strong and growing, although it can be a bit unsatisfying to post something and not receive much or any response.  Is…
Second Reformed Church, Pella, IA
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Herod’s Long Shadow

Whether or not Herod’s “Massacre of the Innocents” in Matthew 2 is based on historical fact, and whether thousands of babies were killed or just a couple dozen, the account captures the swift response of earthly powers to the news…
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Rally Around

Books lying around the house are never safe from my readerly omnivory.  So naturally I grabbed up the book my husband received from his brother this Christmas: Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez and the Michigan Wolverines in the Crucible of…
Calvin College
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Endorsement

Case closed.  I'm an Iowan, once upon a time a Republican, and I am at this moment endorsing a candidate.  (Now please stop calling.)  I'd be walking across the floor at the caucus meeting when Ron Paul's name is announced…
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Incarnation: Theology in the Body.

The incarnation – This is the heart of my theology. The flesh: body, feelings, thinking, desire, touching, fighting colds, crying because of joy, butterflies in the stomach, eating healthy foods, drinking bold red wines, bruised knees, the mystery of walking…