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“Excruciating… Really?”

  1. 17th April 2024
  2. Adam J. West

“That was excruciating!” We hear this statement from individuals, or from ourselves at times, after suffering an injury like breaking a bone, hammering an ill-placed thumb rather than a nail, or stubbing a big toe on the bedpost while stumbling our way through a darkened bedroom. But we might ask, “Excruciating… really?”

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In Search of Peace of Mind

  1. 13th April 2024
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

Charles Dickens (1812–1870), the popular, prolific author of Britain’s Victorian Age, penned a poignant introduction to his famous novel A Tale of Two Cities, published in 1859. Now that was a long time ago, yet his description of that time certainly fits this modern age. He wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom,...

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The Real Haute Couture

  1. 10th April 2024
  2. Roger Meyer

Having fashionable clothing is nice—but is God concerned about it? What does God expect His people to wear? The Bible has more to say about how we should be clothed than one might think.

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The Cup of the Lord

  1. 06th April 2024
  2. Roger Meyer

Very early in life, we graduate from nursing and baby bottles to a “sippy cup,” and then to a regular cup—although many of us adults do use “sippy cups” of hot coffee. But cups, like many other things in the Bible, are used as metaphors or symbols. A cup may be used as a symbol of intoxication and deception. “Pouring out” a cup may symbolize God’s wrath or...

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Is Easter Biblical?

  1. 30th March 2024
  2. Josh Lyons

The majority of professing Christians consider Easter to be the most sacred holiday of the year, believing that it celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But perhaps a simple, seldom-asked question is of vital importance: Is Easter biblical? Consider a few quotes from well-known and reputable sources.

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Don’t Look Down on the Small Things

  1. 23rd March 2024
  2. Roger Meyer

It is natural for people to be impressed with big things and disregard small things. However, small and insignificant things may become great. There are many examples, including some in the Bible, that illustrate this truism—that great things often have humble beginnings. A century-old saying is: “Tall oak trees from little acorns grow.” Indeed, a small seed can...

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Have We, As A Nation, Crossed the Point of No Return?

  1. 16th March 2024
  2. J. Davy Crockett III

finger pushing a globe off the edge of a cliff Have major events swept us past a point of no return? The dismal reality of the degradation in the United States, and many other Western nations, raises valid concerns about their survivability. Systemic cracks in America’s foundation, revealed by the combined weight of intractable problems, may bring about its collapse.

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Olive Oil: A Biblical Symbol

  1. 13th March 2024
  2. Roger Meyer

Olive oil has been used for millennia and is well regarded for many health benefits. This golden liquid, treasured by ancient cultures and modern chefs alike, plays a very important role throughout the pages of the Bible.

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Corruption is Everywhere

  1. 09th March 2024
  2. Roger Meyer

politician standing in front of reporters microphones and holding wads of cash Corruption is fraudulent conduct, criminal abuse of power for private gain, or a process of changing into something impure, improper, dishonest, and debased—and it seems to be everywhere these days.

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Promises Made, Promises Kept

  1. 02nd March 2024
  2. Roger Meyer

People often make promises that they fail to keep—and if you are like most people, you are tired of empty promises. There are few among us who haven’t experienced these from one person or another. During political campaigns, we are bombarded with attack ads from candidates, often highlighting promises on which their opponents failed to deliver. Other leaders and...

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