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comment Translation of German “Bolzplatz” – what's the name for an outdoor area whose purpose is to provide room for soccer/football?
Baseball field? Maybe it's regional, but where I'm from, it's a baseball diamond, or just ball diamond.
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answered Translation of German “Bolzplatz” – what's the name for an outdoor area whose purpose is to provide room for soccer/football?
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comment Best word for “Dr. Einstein, <blank> of the theory of Special Relativity.”
Why not "Albert Einstein was the originator of the theory..."?
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answered Word for “of or relating to God”
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comment Why is it ‘A God,’ not ‘God' in Mark Sanford’s “I want to acknowledge a God not just of second chances, but third, fourth, eighth chances”?
@BraddSzonye; I don't really find henotheism in the Bible. Scripture will refer to the gods of other religions as "gods", but the claim isn't simply that the God of Israel is better or the one they choose to worship--rather that they they are "no gods" or "false gods" and that the God of Israel is "the only God". I think this could be a good question for hermeneutics.stackexchange.com though!
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comment Why is it ‘A God,’ not ‘God' in Mark Sanford’s “I want to acknowledge a God not just of second chances, but third, fourth, eighth chances”?
That said, his sons would have ranged in age from about 3 to 9 at the time Veggie Tales release the Jonah movie, which contained the song @JonEricson references. It is not at all unlikely that his exposure to that song was far greater than a sermon or political reference from years prior.
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comment Why is it ‘A God,’ not ‘God' in Mark Sanford’s “I want to acknowledge a God not just of second chances, but third, fourth, eighth chances”?
Earliest reference I could find to the phrase is from a sermon from 1985, but there it is "the God of second chances", which is a bit different from the "a God of X" form. Bill Clinton used "a God of second chances" in 1994 on World News Tonight. Surely he's not the first politician to turn disapproval around with references to Christianity, but he does seem to have set the precedent doing so with this particular phrase.
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accepted Name for a type of idiom with two things joined (like “raining cats and dogs”, “bread and butter”)
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answered Name for a type of idiom with two things joined (like “raining cats and dogs”, “bread and butter”)
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