About jamesmarlandson

James Arlandson, Ph.D., is a "working class" academic. He has published a book: Women, Class, and Society in Early Christianity: Models from Luke-Acts (now out of print). He is a novelist and essayist first and college teacher second. Contact: [james][m][arlandson][at][hotmail][dot][com]

Thomas Jefferson’s Ancestry and Royal Lineage

Now Updated. Thomas’s mother Jane Randolph descends from one of the most prominent families in Virginia. Records show her family line is part of the royal gateway ancestors (royal descendants who moved to America). His paternal ancestry goes way back in Virginia history.

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Evolution = Intelligent Design = God’s Design

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright was more than an impersonal “intelligent designer.” He was a living person. People could know him personally. Hiding God behind the impersonal label of “intelligent designer” is misleading. Further, God’s method of creation is through evolution. Call it slow-motion creation beginning 13.7 billion years ago, and it is still going on today! People can know him personally.

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Matilda: Wife and Queen of William the Conqueror

Born probably at the end of 1031, married Duke William of Normandy in 1049-50, and dying in 1083, she was duchess of Normandy and queen of England and wielded her power with class and dignity.

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