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Digging Out of Debt
Digging Out of Debt

Creditors are calling every few minutes asking for money. You would pay if you could. How can you make this stop?

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April 6: Just Stop and Think
April 6: Just Stop and Think

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at things in life that don’t really matter.” Francis Chan Chances are, you’re busy. In fact, how do you even have time to watch this video or read this text? Your to-do list may seem like it’s a mile long. When we feel like […]

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Hot Pursuit
Hot Pursuit

“I heard a story once, an incredible story, an amazing story. It told of one who was relentlessly faithful and loves with an unwavering love. It was said that his sorrow was over broken people, it was said that he tirelessly pursues each lost one, never giving up until…until…” Does your heartbeat quicken when you […]

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Habemus Papam!
Habemus Papam!

The period of 40 days leading up to Easter, known to many as “Lent”, is a precious time for the church. It is a season to reflect upon one’s spiritual walk: to fast from earthly pleasures, embrace a sprit of charity, and to be refreshed by a deeper commitment to prayer. A mere few days […]

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The Other Six Days
The Other Six Days

How well do you really know the people you see every day? Perhaps more pointedly, how well do they really know you? This short video clip gives us a brief window into the life of Iggy Thompson. His responses to the question “How are your other six days?” indicate that everything is really good. But […]

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What Angelina, Bono, and the Pope Have in Common
What Angelina, Bono, and the Pope Have in Common

Google and the Google logo are registered trademarks of Google Inc., used with permission. The world has a lot to say about the poor. Take a stroll down the roughest part of your local city center: what do you feel? Discomfort? Guilt? Indifference? Do you avoid eye contact with the homeless, with drug dealers, with […]

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The Poor Are Always With Us
The Poor Are Always With Us

Google and the Google logo are registered trademarks of Google Inc., used with permission. Christian and non-Christian alike, the world has a lot to say about the poor. Take a stroll down the roughest part of your local city center: what do you feel? Discomfort? Guilt? Indifference? Do you avoid eye contact with the homeless, […]

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Is The Passion of the Christ anti-Semitic?
Is The Passion of the Christ anti-Semitic?

The Passion of the Christ is not an anti-Semitic film. But some people just won’t leave it alone. You have probably read about the early report of anti-Semitism by a group of Jewish and Christian scholars based on a stolen script. It’s likely that you have heard of the negative review given after a viewing of a […]

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From Isolation to Relationship
From Isolation to Relationship

Human existence finds meaning only as it experiences relationship. That’s the way God created us, and it reflects his own nature. The three-in-one God said “Let us make man in our own image” and later said “it is not good for man to be alone” (Genesis 1:26; 2:18). In this sense the ancient teaching that “outside […]

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Commitment and Faithfulness: Being true to your spouse
Commitment and Faithfulness: Being true to your spouse

Commuting with four carpool buddies offers ample opportunity to chew the fat, so one day I posed the question:  What’s the difference between commitment and faithfulness? After a few rounds of debate the jury was in:  Commitment is our intent to stay in relationship with our wives; faithfulness is the practice of doing so. That […]

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