Posts by Donna Farley

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What a Wonderful World? A review of Lois Lowry’s The Giver

If you don’t like spoilers beforehand for your books or movies, then read no further in this post! Lois Lowry’s 1994 Newberry-winning novel for young…

Jul 05, 2014
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Believing and Knowing

“I believe this man is a living saint!” “Our people are the good guys—those other people are the ones doing wrong!” What if you believe that…

Mar 16, 2014
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Seeing Icons and Being Icons

Someone I know once had to bring an icon across the border from the US to Canada, the declaration of which posed a bit of a problem for the border administration….

Dec 15, 2013
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Fact, Fiction and Phariseeism

Can a story be ‘true’ without being factual or historical? Certainly—as we all know, Jesus taught with parables; indeed, He hardly taught anything…

Jul 30, 2013