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Word Play: Immediately

word play words Mar 01, 2021

Poet, literary critic, and novelist, Arthur Quiller-Couch, was best known for his incomparable anthology, The Oxford Book of English Verse. As a lecturer at Oxford beginning in 1886 and a professor at Cambridge from 1912 to 1944, he taught an entire generation of English writers how to write.

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Why Planned Parenthood really began (Killer Angel 3 of 3)

podcast Feb 25, 2021

On this episode of the StandfastCast George and Karen discuss the new edition of George’s book, “Killer Angel: A Biography of Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger.”

In the process they trace the ideas of radical progressives prior to World War I right up to the advocates...

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Word Play: Eponym

word play words Feb 22, 2021

What do sandwiches and sideburns, boycotts and bloomers, martinis and mausoleums all have in common?

Well, the same thing that knickers and Nikes, fedoras and Fabians, derbies and derringers have in common. They are all eponyms.

Eponyms are names that have, over time, become familiar words. So,...

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Why we remain optimistic about the pro-life cause (Killer Angel 2 of 3)

podcast pro-life Feb 18, 2021

On this episode of the Standfast-Cast George and Karen discuss why they remain optimistic about the pro-life cause—despite all appearances to the contrary.

They remain optimistic—not because of any trend in politics or culture, but because of the Gospel.

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The Mystery of Shakespeare

book recommendations Feb 15, 2021

Very little is known about the life and career of Gillaime Shakspar-- later dubiously presumed to be the playwright, William Shakespeare. Apparently, he was born into a tradesman's family in Stratford-upon-Avon on this day in 1564. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway, who was ten years...

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How we became involved in the pro-life movement (Killer Angel 1 of 3)

podcast pro-life Feb 11, 2021

On this episode of the Standfast-cast George and Karen tell the story of how they became involved in the pro-life movement.

From the earliest days of the Roe v. Wade case in Dallas to the establishment of one of the nation’s first crisis pregnancy centers their personal story has been...

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Milton's entanglement of Religion, Politics, and Poetry

book recommendations Feb 08, 2021

Just as it is generally assumed that religion and politics do not make for particularly pleasant dinner table conversation, it is generally assumed that they do not make for particularly pleasant poetry either.  John Milton sundered both assumptions in his masterful work, Paradise Lost....

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Life Planning

Life always seems to throw us curve balls…

 If 2020 taught us nothing else, it taught us that. So, how do we make plans, create goals, and live intentionally when there is so much uncertainty around us.  

In this conversation, George and Karen discuss what works best for...

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Groote- an unknown hero of the Reformation

Some men’s greatness may be seen in how largely they loom over the movements they launched. But greater men are they whose movements loom large over them—even to the point of obscuring them from view. Gerhard Groote was just such a man.

It would be difficult to find a single page of...

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Prayer Journals

In this podcast George and Karen discuss the way they plan for, prepare for, and organize for effectual prayer through the course of the year.  

They describe the different ways they have learned to create a sustainable approach uniquely suited to their needs.

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