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We Can Be the Change?

Oh boy! Have you watched the news lately? There are so many problems going on in this world. Poverty, hunger, sickness, crime, wars and rumors–too many things to mention it seems. Whether at the personal, local, national or international level, many trials and tribulations exist and threaten to poison our ...

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Is God Silent During Suffering?

Recently my Japanese friend, a missionary in Japan, asked for prayer about her troubled feeling aroused by the movie, Silence, shot in Taiwan by Hollywood director, Martin Scorsese. According to Time Magazine, “Silence is a somber epic about Jesuit priests struggling to keep their faith in violently anti-Christian 17th century Japan”. ...

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The Power of Prayer

Powerful. That’s what I had always heard people claim prayer to be. As I was growing up, I always knew how important it was to pray. I knew that praying made me feel better if something was wrong, and I was certain that praying was pleasing to God. But I ...

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Why Do Animated Films Attract Audiences of All Ages?

Disney Pixar's "Inside Out" from Pop Culture Nerd.

It was a weekend of record-breaking box-office hits. Jurassic World held strong for a second weekend in a row, while Disney/Pixar Studio’s new release, Inside Out, grossed $91.1 million during its opening weekend. According to Time, it’s the highest-grossing opening weekend for an original Pixar film. The only Pixar movie ...

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Elisabeth Elliot: Learning from a Life of Faith

Elisabeth Howard Elliot Leitch Gren  12/21/26 – 06/15/15 A life lived in the faith of Jesus Christ continues eternally—in the heavenlies and on earth.  Elisabeth Howard Elliot Leitch Gren lived such a life.  By definition, faith is the substance of things hoped for but not seen (Hebrews 11:1).  The opportunity to ...

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