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Little Booties Matter

The Burning Maze, by Rick Riordan – The latest in the Trials of Apollo series, which revisits characters from the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus books, continues the plotline of the three resurrected Roman Emperors trying to take power. … Continue reading

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Gods, Men, and Monsters

In the Company of Ogres, by A. Lee Martinez – This was a comedic look on fantasy, hardly anything new, but still entertaining. It tells the story of Never Dead Ned, a guy who dies quite often, but is always … Continue reading

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Mission: Apostle

Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene: The Followers of Jesus in History and Legend, by Bart D. Ehrman – I quite enjoy Ehrman’s books on early Christianity, and this one is no exception. Published in 2006, it discusses the historical data … Continue reading

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The Bible Barcode

WordPress says that this is my 666th post on this blog, and since I don’t want to squander this opportunity, here’s a post on how the Mark of the Beast is hidden in barcodes. See, in the Universal Product Code, … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Start the Fire

This week, we take a break from the early Christians I’ve been discussing in the past few posts in this series, and look at the reaction of the Roman government to the new religion. For the most part, it appears … Continue reading

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