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This Ain’t Yo Momma’s Church

I guess I should have expected it, but I just was not ready for the commercial I heard recently. My family and I were driving out of town and listening to a popular radio...

Parental Guidance

Peter Pan came back to the silver screen through the imaginative perspective of Steven Spielberg’s Hook.  When Peter Pan originally opened as a play in London, author Sir J. M. Barrie found himself on the...
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A Church Where Visitors Are Not Expected to Give

Money can be a sensitive topic. Many have been turned away from Christianity because of religious leaders’ attitudes toward money. Not a few had bad personal experiences in churches due to it. It is not...
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Christians Make Me Nervous

  “And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch” (Acts 11:26).  Christianity is under attack. It has always been and will always be. Why? The answer is found in the Scriptures: “This is the condemnation,...

Glad Tidings of Good Things (April 11, 2019)

To Be Content “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content” (Philippians 4:11) Plato hit the nail on the head when he observed that...
Giant Forest Hog (Hylochoerus meinertzhageni) in Aberdare National Park, Kenya

The Consequences of Drinking

How well do I remember It was the last of last December. When my mind began to flutter: —I fell into the gutter! And a hog came and lay down by my side. While we lay there, in a...
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The ABCs of Scripture

A A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger. —Proverbs 15:1 B Be ye kind one to another. —Ephesians 4:32 C Create in me a clean heart, O God;...
Alpine Bush cricket

The Day the Cricket Attended Church

AS A YOUTH, I squirmed through many a worship service. This particular Sunday was to have an added distraction. As soon as the preacher got up to deliver his sermon, a cricket walked out onto...
Discipline

The Value of Discipline

Bill Toomey ranks as one of America's great twentieth-century athletes.   He brought the gold medal for the decathlon back to the United States in the 1960s. I was a member of Bill Toomey's track team...
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A Traveler’s Guide to Heaven

ACCOMMODATIONS: Arrangements for accommodation must be made in advance (John 14:2). PASSPORTS: Persons seeking entry will not be permitted passed the gates without having proper credentials and having their names already registered with the ruling authority...