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Man Burns His Possessions to Find Happiness

British style writer Neil Boorman has decided to burn every branded thing in his possession. "I am addicted to brands," he confessed in a magazine article: ...

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Chesterton on Getting Money

To be clever enough to get a great deal of money, one must be stupid enough to want it.

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The Feast That Cost Everything

There's a wonderful story by Isak Dinesen called Babette's Feast, about a strict, dour, fundamentalist community in Denmark. Babette works as a cook for ...

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John Stott on Materialism

Comfort is dangerous, and we should constantly be re-examining our lifestyle. The New Testament is beautifully balanced on this. Paul avoids both extremes, ...

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Musician Moby Likes People a Little Wild

Pop star Moby reveals in a Rolling Stone interview:

"I think it's really dull when people are just ascetic, and they never go out and do stupid ...

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Ceremony Won't Change the Heart

When Ole quit farming and moved, he discovered he was the only Lutheran in his new town of all Catholics. That was okay, but the neighbors had a problem ...

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Lenten Stillness

At my house, the TV is off. It will be until Easter. The first time this happened, it was unintentional.

Some years ago, a few weeks before Easter, a burglar ...

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Contrasting Law and Gospel

What the law tried to do by a restraining power from without, the gospel does by an inspiring power from within.

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God's Common Sense

Unfortunately, man cannot for long endure the common sense of God. Side by side with Christianity, and often mistaken for it, there has always existed ...

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