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“Human nature is like a drunk peasant. Lift him into the saddle on one side, over he topples on the other side”

Source » –Martin Luther Watching current events unfold, hardly a week goes by when I’m not reminded of this 500 year-old observation from Luther.

The Constitution, the Founders, the Roman Republic, and the President as dictator

Source » Eric Posner, interviewed on Freakonomics Radio: The great lesson of Roman history was that, for quite a long time, the Roman Republic had a limited government. It was not run by kings or emperors, and it was also highly successful. By the standards of the time, it was wealthy

”Jesus was single. He never married or had sex. And he was completely fulfilled and had the most effective life in history"

”Jesus was single. He never married or had sex. And he was completely fulfilled and had the most effective life in history" —Nathan Winstead

History “is not on the side of those who brook no dissent, ignore all counter-evidence, and demonize all opposition”

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“the biggest deal in sports licensing history”

Source » And, no, it’s not LeBron.

“Not an isolated instance of missionary awesomeness”

Source » Derek Rishmawy: Awash in the realization that the history of Christian missions has included atrocities and wide-spread practices deeply at odds with the Gospel, it’s easy for younger, sensitive Christians to become ashamed at any mention of our missionary heritage. Recently though, there’s been a bright ray

“It may be the greatest home-field advantage in sports history.”

Source » It’s not the Cubs. Or the Packers.

Witnessing papal history changes with digital age

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