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Want to learn more about the Bible? about God? about Jesus? Dig into these resources for the basics.

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No excuses

Children don’t have to be coached to know how to attempt to weasel out of responsibility for their misdeeds. They figure out denial (“Not…

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One perfect place

At the end of August 2017, my family moved from Canada to the Caribbean. Near and dear ones (and our packing company) looked on…

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By faith, not by sight

We all have to navigate our way through life, trying to avoid the rocks and reefs that would cause us to shipwreck. Of all…

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Super seniors: Moses

When God intervenes in human history and wants to show that things are not happening by accident, he chooses the number 40. He gave…

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Super seniors: John

You’d think most 90-year-olds would envision a pleasant and secure life in a retirement community, doing a little gardening, talking with friends, reading some…

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Super seniors: Daniel

When I was a young man, I heard a pastor in his 60s speaking longingly of retirement. I chided him for even thinking about…

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Super seniors: Anna

You know, don’t you, which adjective is used most often with old lady? Yep—little, as in little old lady. Somehow small size seems to…

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Naaman’s servant girl

You know, the Bible’s main characters are almost all adults. Almost. But there are some amazing children in the narrative of God’s plan of…

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Divine paradox

The literature on corporate leadership says that one of the most important characteristics of an executive is the ability to be comfortable in ambiguity….

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Not lost in translation

I consulted with a group of Christians in the former East Germany shortly after the Berlin Wall came down. Democracy was beginning to take…

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Don’t get too attached

The cities of Sodom and Gomorrah have become legendary as benchmarks for violent depravity and the drastic punishment brought upon them by God. Though…

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Prayer changes me

Where in your life has prayer made the biggest difference? Yes, prayer changes things. But God holds interest beyond things. He has his eye—and…