Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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Bucket List Books: The poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Books
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/22/14, 09:00 am

I was introduced to the work of Gerard Manley Hopkins last semester, and it is absolutely delightful. While other metaphysical Christian poets are theological and challenging, Hopkins is more whimsical. His poems express a sincere wonder and gratitude for the small and the everyday things of life.

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Scholar discovers travel-sized Dead Sea Scrolls

History
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/18/14, 04:35 pm

A scholar in Israel has found nine tiny, unopened scrolls among the Dead Sea Scrolls, according to Fox News. It’s not hard to understand why these scrolls were overlooked for six decades: They’re barely the size of a penny.

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UMC bishop 'resolves' same-sex wedding case, by dropping it

Religion
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/11/14, 02:15 pm

A United Methodist bishop on Monday dropped the case against a retired minister accused of breaking church law by officiating his son’s same-sex wedding. The decision comes just months after the denomination defrocked another minister for the same reason. 

The Rev. Thomas Ogletree, 80, a former dean of the Yale Divinity School, presided over the wedding of his son, Thomas Rimbey Ogletree, to Nicholas Haddad on Oct. 20, 2012, at the Yale Club in New York City.

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