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No More Mr. Nice Guy – #1

  I have a co-worker who doesn’t like me very much. I’m unaffectedly reminded of it daily because we work in the same building. But I am affectedly reminded of it on specific occasions when a gesture of courtesy is met with indifference. Such was …

R-Rated Ministry

  I found myself last night in a conversation about some of the bad movies that are currently in the theater. In the course of the conversation, we found ourselves thankful for such ministries as PluggedIn and MovieGuide. And that got me thinking …

Celebrity vs. Heroism

  In 1945, a famous photograph was taken at the battle of Iwo Jima. In Flags of Our Fathers, James Bradley writes about his father, John Bradley, who was one of the soldiers captured in that photograph. The soldiers in that photo became instant he …

Where Have All the Friends Gone?

In “Look at All the Lonely People,” Christianity Today considers the decline of friendship in American society. The article begins: In Norman Rockwell’s classic 1943 painting, “Freedom from Want,” an extended family is gathered around the table to cele …

Voice of the Orphan

  You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth, may terrify no more. (Psalm 10:17-18, NIV) According to the Unite …

Roaring Lambs

  Motte’s latest post instantly reminded me of Bob Briner’s book, Roaring Lambs. The book’s purpose is to talk about the way Christians should view and, most importantly, interact with culture. The book even tell us to (gasp!) influence the cultur …

Praying for Hollywood

  I try to be a careful movie viewer these days by reading Plugged In Online before heading off to the theater. However there seems to be no escaping the proverbial swear word, crude sexual reference or simulated sex scene in the most seemingly be …

Joy Through The Pain

It was something no 30-year-old guy wants to hear: You have cancer. In moments my future became cloudy. Would my girlfriend, whose father had died of cancer, leave me? Would I be able to have children after the surgery? Would it hurt? Would it spread t …

Helping the Hungry

  So, I was cruising around Newsweek again, and I came across an article about cities that are cracking down on panhandling by outlawing food giveaways to homeless people. The article states that, not only are homeless people not permitted to ask …

The Reformation was for Everyone

Today Boundless writer Thabiti Anyabwile reflects on Reformation Day. His perspective left me breathless. Events like the Reformation attest to the prevailing nature of the Gospel. It is a message that overcomes great odds and finds its way into the mo …

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