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The Child Ballads. The Child Ballads Ballads from the collection by Francis James Child as rendered by various performers The collection below is a "work in progress".

The Child Ballads

I'm sure all texts could use a good proof-reading, but other than that, the lyrics, narratives, additions and corrections are mostly complete already. Hiker Discovers an Abandoned Town Inside Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Sometimes it’s easy to take for granted how much land there is in America.

Hiker Discovers an Abandoned Town Inside Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Sure, it’s harder and harder to find places that haven’t been explored, but it’s also become easier to forget places that we’ve already been. Kind of like the entire friggin’ town in the middle of Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 21 Truths Jim And Pam Taught You About Love. Twenty Days of Harassment and Racism as an American Apparel Employee. When Your Graduate Students Have Babies. More than two dozen doctoral students have chosen me as their dissertation adviser over the years, but only one ever interviewed me for the job.

When Your Graduate Students Have Babies

Let’s call her Diana. She and I knew each other already, of course. She had taken one of my courses and done wonderfully well. I was excited at the prospect of working with her. One moment stands out from our conversation. In search of libertarians. The question of whether libertarianism is gaining public support has received increased attention, with talk of a Rand Paul run for president and a recent New York Times magazine story asking if the “Libertarian Moment” has finally arrived.

In search of libertarians

But if it has, there are still many Americans who do not have a clear sense of what “libertarian” means, and our surveys find that, on many issues, the views among people who call themselves libertarian do not differ much from those of the overall public. About one-in-ten Americans (11%) describe themselves as libertarian and know what the term means. These findings come from the Pew Research Center’s political typology and polarization survey conducted earlier this year, as well as a recent survey of a subset of those respondents via the Pew Research Center’s new American Trends Panel, conducted April 29-May 27 among 3,243 adults. Some of these differences arise from confusion about the meaning of “libertarian.” Leo Tolstoy Creates a List of the 50+ Books That Influenced Him Most (1891)

War and Peace, Anna Karenina, The Death of Ivan Ilyich — many of us have felt the influence, to the good or the ill of our own reading and writing, of Leo Tolstoy.

Leo Tolstoy Creates a List of the 50+ Books That Influenced Him Most (1891)

But whose influence did Leo Tolstoy feel the most? As luck would have it, we can give you chapter and verse on this, since the novelist drew up just such a list in 1891, which would have put him at age 63. A Russian publisher had asked 2,000 professors, scholars, artists, and men of letters, public figures, and other luminaries to name the books important to them, and Tolstoy responded with this list divided into five ages of man, with their actual degree of influence (“enormous,” “v. great,” or merely “great”) noted.

It comes as something of a rarity, up to now only available transcribed in a post at Northampton, Massachusetts’ Valley Advocate: Four Temptations: How Internet Habits Can Cripple Book Reading. 5 Reasons Why the Church Failed Yesterday (Re: Chick-fil-A appreciation day) [Meh!] Skip to comments. 5 Reasons Why the Church Failed Yesterday (Re: Chick-fil-A appreciation day) [Meh!]

5 Reasons Why the Church Failed Yesterday (Re: Chick-fil-A appreciation day) [Meh!] ^ | August 2, 2012 | Matthew Paul Turner. Anxiety and Depression, My Strange Friends - Scott Sauls. Not long ago, I was given an opportunity to share at a ministers’ dinner about my personal experience with anxiety and depression.

Anxiety and Depression, My Strange Friends - Scott Sauls

In hopes that my experience might be an encouragement to people who visit my blog, I thought I would share a transcript of my talk here as well. I am one of those ministers who has endured a handful of seasons of anxiety and depression. Most of the time, thankfully, the affliction has been more low-grade than intense. On one occasion, though, it pretty much flattened me physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. I call this particular season my ‘living nightmare.’

Leaving the wilderness: Advice for leaders and pastors. I wrote a book a few years back called Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places.

Leaving the wilderness: Advice for leaders and pastors

In it, I argued that our personal journeys mirror the Exodus journey of the Israelites long ago. I see this in four major movements – 1) leaving egypt, the place of our bondage and fear 2) sinai – the place where we learn of our true identity and the pathway to life 3) wilderness – the necessary place where our identity is questioned, wrestled with, disrupted, confused, and worked through in lament and 4) union – our life beyond the wilderness where our deep identity as the beloved is internalized, believed, and enjoyed.

Now, if we get ‘stuck’ at Sinai, we become Pharisees, refusing to grow through the necessary confusion and suffering which deepens our identity and intimacy in and with God. The Gospel Coalition - Should I Be Content with My Singleness? I am 33 and single.

The Gospel Coalition - Should I Be Content with My Singleness?

I have wanted to be married for as long as I can remember. As I’ve struggled to come to terms with the prospect of lifelong singleness, I’ve joined the chorus of others who desire marriage who ask, “If God wants me to be single, why hasn’t he taken away my desire for marriage?” Living Buddha, Living Christ: Thich Nhat Hanh, Elaine Pagels, David Steindl-Rast: 9781573220187: Books. Take college and university courses online completely free. In recent years massive open online courses (MOOCs) have become a trend in online education.

Take college and university courses online completely free

The term was coined in 2008 by David Cormier, manager of web communications and innovations at the University of Prince Edward Island. The first MOOC was created the previous year, at Utah State University. Learning About Sanctification From Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Dear person going to a job you don't love tomorrow. Dear person going to a job you don’t love tomorrow, I used to hate Sunday. On the worst weeks I could feel it starting to arrive when I laid in bed on Saturday night.

On the best weeks I could fight it back until the sun went down on Sunday. The Greatest Drama Ever Staged, by Dorothy L. Sayers. * A Project Gutenberg Canada Ebook * This ebook is made available at no cost and with very few restrictions. These restrictions apply only if (1) you make a change in the ebook (other than alteration for different display devices), or (2) you are making commercial use of the ebook.

If either of these conditions applies, please check before proceeding. 13 Differences Between the PCA and the PCUSA. I was recently asked to outline some of the major differences between the Presbyterian Church in the USA (PCUSA) and my own denomination the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and I came up with the following 13 point list: 1) The PCA does not ordain women to either of the offices in the church (Teaching/Ruling Elder, Deacon). The PCUSA by contrast ordains women to both offices. 2) The PCA affirms that the bible is inerrant and infallible in all that it teaches.

A biblical and scientific Adam. How I Got Into College. A Boy’s Life with Unisex Scouts. I see a boy. Luke is ten years old. He sports a cowlick across his forehead, and a bright smile. 20 Things Every Twentysomething Should Know How to Do. First things first, most twentysomethings are too hard on themselves. It’s one of the downsides of a youth-obsessed culture. We tend to think if we haven’t published our first book, planted our first church or gotten married by the time we’re 30, then we’re on the fast track for a lonely, penniless death which will be mourned by none. Sure, some people get famous when they turn 25. Some people also swim across the English Channel.

Your twenties are a prime time to explore and grow, without all the baggage that comes with settling down and making your mark. 7 Things Christians Need to Remember About Politics. Stuff Christians Like – Jon Acuff. Our Editors Select The Best Books Of 2012. Those Deleted Tweets. Seven Ways for Busy Moms to Get in the Word. New Course on Calvinism from John Piper. Letter to an Incomplete, Insecure Teenager. Fighting with God in Sanctification. Business As Ministry.

Andrew Fuller Defended the Biblical Gospel. An Alternative Script for Same-Sex Attraction. 50 things to do (other than movies) “The way to avoid Jesus” by Flannery O’Connor. How You Know Someone Cares. How I Wish the Homosexuality Debate Would Go – Trevin Wax. You Asked: Does the Father’s Wrath Upon the Son Sever the Unity of the Trinity? – The Gospel Coalition Blog.

How Could God Command Genocide in the Old Testament? – Justin Taylor. Charlotte Mason Method Homeschooling. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Movies. Essay on Forgiveness by C. S. Lewis. After i was thrown. Seniors reminisce about their time at Mercer. How to Speed Up, Clean Up, and Revive Your Mac. Microsoft Word - Why Work3revised1.doc - Dorothy Sayers Why Work.pdf. What to Eat When You’re Broke. 100 Ways to Flirt With Guys. 18 Reasons Why Doctors and Lawyers Homeschool Their Children — ChildrensMD. 243rd ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA Abstracts2View™: 50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World.