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Use worldly wealth to gain eternal friendships

Some things that were valuable in 2019 have no value in 2020. For example, the plane tickets I purchased in 2019 had no value…

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The value of volunteering

I wouldn’t blame newbies to Christianity for being a little confused at first. So many of the main teachings of the faith are paradoxes,…

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Let’s be presumptive positive

Two months ago I didn’t even know the words presumptive positive could go together. Then, in the beginning of August, 77 NFL players’ COVID-19…

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Teaching kids not to be selfish

My wife and I still laugh about our good intentions about discouraging violent play between our children. We gravely pledged that we would not…

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Church, we need to rise, or we will surely fall

It seems everywhere we look battle lines have been drawn. If we’re not careful, the church, like the country, will fall in division. Pastors…

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Judging talk

Being “judgmental” is one of the greatest social sins you can commit today. You can hold any ideas you may care to, but you…

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People notice generosity

All promoters of their particular version of religion are good talkers. They all have a particular value proposition that they are peddling. People who…

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Schadenfreude not allowed

Laughing at and enjoying other people’s misfortunes is in our DNA. Renaissance-era puppeteers invented the “Punch and Judy” routines where one puppet with a…

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Where’s home for you?

My husband and I recently went to a neighborhood meeting to hear about what’s going on in our community. We went with pure intentions,…

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Blessing #8—Teaching Us Gospel Theology

Right when the coronavirus was snowballing into a global pandemic, I was trying to get home. After an abbreviated trip to Israel, I was…

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Jesus, the servant

“If I had all-power, what would I do with it?” Have you ever mused as to what it would be like if God were…

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Ask for the ancient paths

It is the conceit of the young to imagine that their age is the most enlightened in history, that technology has changed everything, that…