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New Oxford Notes: November 2012

The "Big" Little Papyrus Fragment

The recent find of a small papyrus piece that quotes Jesus saying "my wife" is the latest to make a temporary media sensation before fading into obscurity like other, similar discoveries.

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There Goes the Village

Not long after the same-sex marriage battles have begun we are beginning to hear promotion of polygamy, three-parent laws, and even talk of legal incest.

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More Valuable Than Money

The Church's teaching office is highly centralized, but her finances are highly -centralized -- making for a system prone to mismanagement and abuse.

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