ADVICE TO MY DAUGHTER 9: THE SPINDLE AND THE LOOM

by Lou Markos on October 23, 2014

Your favorite Disney cartoon was always Sleeping Beauty, and I remember how fascinated you were by the spindle. When you were very young and we visited a museum that included an old fashioned spindle, you were terrified to touch the needle at the top lest you fall into the same deep sleep as Aurora. Still, you spent quite a long time walking around it with a look of wonder on your face. [click to continue…]

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The City Podcast: The History of the Unborn, pt. 2

by Timothy Motte on October 20, 2014

The fertility rate in the U.S. fell dramatically in the 19th century from approximately 7 children for every woman to about 3.5 children per woman. 

Historians don’t know exactly why this happened. But Dr. Anthony Joseph thinks that this does tell us at least one thing.

Namely, that the contraceptive mentality precedes the contraceptive technology. 

Featuring: Dr. Anthony JosephDr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Holly Ordway

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ADVICE TO MY DAUGHTER 8: WIFELY WAGES

by Lou Markos on October 16, 2014

I used to know a man who liked to say, with a grin on his face, that whereas it took the authors of Proverbs thirty chapters to straighten out the men, it took but a single chapter to do the same for the ladies. The young woman seeking advice on how to become a godly wife need not flip back and forth through the Bible for answers. It’s all laid out, for those who have eyes to see, in Proverbs 31. Since this lovely chapter offers a sort of one-stop shopping for would-be brides, I will devote five entries to mining its timeless wisdom. [click to continue…]

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The City Podcast: The History of the Unborn, pt. 1

by Timothy Motte on October 13, 2014

 

Believe it or not, Roe v. Wade was not the starting point for the debate about the status of the unborn. In some ways, the judges thought that they were putting the lid on a tired, old issue, not sparking a heated culture war.

Many in the pro-life movement seem to view the abortion debate ahistorically, as if it is only a contemporary problem that sprang up from nowhere. But there is a long story about how we got to Roe v. Wade, and it starts in the ancient world.

Dr. Anthony Joseph, history professor at HBU, teaches a course tracing this story.

Featuring: Dr. Anthony JosephDr. John Mark ReynoldsDr. Holly Ordway

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Mentioned in this podcast:

  • Not God’s Type, by Dr. Holly Ordway (disclaimer: HBU receives a small portion of the proceeds from books purchased through this link)
  • The Didache

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ADVICE TO MY DAUGHTER 7: MAGIC

by Lou Markos on October 9, 2014

There’s a wonderful moment in the TV movie, Merlin, when history’s most famous wizard impresses a young lady by causing the moon to disappear from the sky and then reappear as a shiny disk running through the fingers of his right hand. Amazed by the sight, the girl exclaims, “Is that magic?” “No,” Merlin replies, “Magic is real. That was only a trick.” [click to continue…]

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The City Podcast: Emerging Diseases

by Timothy Motte on October 6, 2014

Ebola has recently been in the news a lot. Now there is a case in Dallas.

Here is the perspective of an HBU microbiologist.

Featuring: Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Dr. Susan Cook

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