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New life

In the days preceding his death, Jesus reminded his disciples of a lesson from nature that had application in his own life and the…

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Care less about failure

My superstar college roommate would say, after breaking scoring records on the basketball team, “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” We…

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Let’s make heaven crowded!

Recently, every member of my family got sick. It was an awful, helpless feeling watching my kids burning with fevers and coughing so hard…

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Heads up!

If a fly ball is hit into the air, you might hear the words, “Heads up!” to warn you. If a friend or coworker…

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Uncertain certainty

I dragged my feet about jumping on to the listening-to-podcasts bandwagon. (That’s an understatement.) Friends convinced me to check some out, and while I’m…

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Two lies and a truth

There is a game played at team-building events and slumber parties alike called Two Truths and a Lie. The idea is to learn more…

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Your sins are not like coffee grounds

It was 5:20 A.M. I was pulling out the coffeepot to pour my first cup when things went tragically awry. (I use the word…

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To forgive or not to forgive: A case study

Two men. One an Old Testament prophet, chosen by God to preach repentance and mercy to a tough crowd. One a New Testament believer,…

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Should you name your kid after a killer?

I normally wouldn’t recommend naming your kid after the woman who murdered a man while he was sleeping. But when I met one of…

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Why Ruth should be your favorite book of the Bible

I dare you to read Judges chapters 19-21. Go ahead; I’ll wait. . . . Did you read it? Tell me that isn’t the…

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Hear it; live it

The Christian faith that has come to you and me is a massive inheritance, complex and rich. But that very volume and complexity can…

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Is the story of Christ just another conspiracy?

Conspiracy theories are on the rise. You can tell by just listening to people in your own family. In fact, you might have already…