Rachel Lynn Aldrich

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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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Bucket List Books: The Confessions of St. Augustine

Books
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/08/14, 02:32 pm

I have found that, aside from Scripture, nothing I read or hear strengthens my heart like the testimony of someone who has gone before me. Whether it is the biography of a great hero of the faith, or simply a college senior’s testimony that encourages me that school is not going to kill me, there is something uniquely comforting in knowing that someone else has walked this road before, and has been the better for it. There is encouragement in fellowship, even if the fellowship is over dozens or even hundreds of years.

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