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  1. Any IB Theory of Knowledge text. The more my daughter and I explore this the more I can't believe this isn't something most Classical homeschoolers use. We talk about critical thinking, philosophy, teach logic and rhetoric and yet the big kahuna, the umbrella over those things barely gets a mention here.
  2. It's sort of funny because it's often a toss up as to exactly what he's most famous for here: that he's an actor, he's Donald Sutherland's son, or that he's Tommy Douglas' grandson. Poor guy. :-)
  3. Just an aside, the man who we Canadians credit for starting health care was Tommy Douglas, a Baptist minister.
  4. I apologize. I did not intend it that way. It was awkwardly worded and then further mangling by my Swype keyboard made it seem worse. I should have learned by now that posting from my phone is a bad idea. My first paragraph was in response to you, The "small-minded and self-congratulatory" comments were meant for those the OP mentioned in her first paragraph. I don't think saying there's a moral element to the choice to quit is small-minded, I think the judgement experienced by the OP are. There may be a moral element to the choice to smoke/quit smoking for some (I'm not sure I'd allow th
  5. My apologies for contributing to the derail, Lexi.
  6. What about an online course? Maybe he needs to have his assumptions about what is fine challenged by someone other then his mother in order for him to understand?
  7. My husband doesn't smoke anymore but when he did he possessed the same strength of character and same set of morals as after he quit. You may ultimately be right in that it points to some small character flaw but to my mind there's no point in making a moral issue of it. It certainly small minded and self-congratulatory to assume that whether a person smokes our not tells you anything useful about their character or means they are somehow less then you by some measure as the OP relating.
  8. That is in fact how the Queen is already known in Canada. We beat you guys to that one!
  9. That's awesome. :D And it reminds me of an EFM meeting... This was a few years back. Our group was led by my male minister and had, I think, only one other guy at the time. There were several ministers taking the course and then we had the Bishop of our diocese visit us this one day. This was the day where all of my ideas about ministers and bishops being somehow apart from and above regular folks got exploded real good. We did theological reflection. Someone told a story, we explored thoughts and feelings, came up with a metaphor. The metaphor was passing a woman your sweater
  10. It is overly simplified and I am biased. My sympathy is limited for those who choose to break the communion and then also want to take church property with them. The amount of money spent in litigation is, to me, pretty easy to understand. It should be clear to those congregations considering leaving the communion that they can't take CoE property with them. It could be debated here. It need someone on the other side of the fence though since, as you pointed out, I'm not presenting a fair and balanced view. I'm pretty biased. ETA: No, let's not debate it here. There's enough info on the
  11. Please forget I used the term historical document. I'm face palming right now. Ancient documents, Ancient stories...Something along that line. In was thinking historical in a slightly different sense and wasn't thinking about putting it and documents together would imply. I'm sure, but I asked you the question. I'm talking about methods for evaluating ancient (not historical!!! Sorry again!) documents. I'm sticking to that narrow piece of the pie for the time being. There are very well established methods for examining the Bible and there's a whole community of sch
  12. She is Supreme Governor of the Church of England. It's mostly a ceremonial and symbolic role from what I gather and seems to have been established mostly to keep Roman Catholic paws off the new CoE way back in Herny VIII's day. She's additionally known as the Defender of the Faith in much of the Commonwealth although what that means varies. We don't have a state religion in Canada so functionally it's more Defender of Faith here. Some commonwealth countries don't give her that title at all. The effective head of the church, however, is the Archbishop of Canterbury. The last one, Rowan Wil
  13. We've had homemade bread. Can't escape crumbs there. :) I'm hoping that one day cheesecake is an acceptable host, can't see it though. :crying:
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