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When Looks Don’t Count for Much

Remember “the look” from childhood? It could be scary, but it could also be a strong deterrent from getting into mischief or saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Most of our parents were really good at it! Teachers often had some of those same looks, turning their attention ...

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The Bible Has Been Labeled “Unsuitable”

What many Christians believe to be the inspired Word of God is now sixth on a list of 10 books considered to be “…most challenged and called to be banned in libraries,” in the words of Christian Post reporter, Stoyan Zaimov, because of its content and appropriateness. It has been ...

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The Problem With “I Did It My Way”

I’ve been haunted recently by a fresh perspective of the Gospel. Don’t worry, that’s a perfectly fair use of the word which dictionary.com defines as: “preoccupied, as with an emotion, memory, or idea; obsessed.” So, I’m perfectly happy to have this Gospel ghost invading my thoughts, permeating the atmosphere of ...

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Vengeful Old Testament God, or Loving New Testament God

An atheist asked me how I reconcile the blood and guts, “vengeance is mine” God of the Old Testament and the loving, forgiving Jesus Christ of the New Testament. Like most Christians I had no real answer, so I started thinking it through and praying about it. Then during my ...

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Cremation or Burial: Should Christians Care?

While we’re alive, we get the privilege of deciding what to do with our bodies. But there’s no decision-making in death. Still, we can decide while we’re alive, what to do with our bodies when we’re dead. Death isn’t an easy topic to discuss, but it’s a conversation that we ...

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