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We Really Are on the Same Team

In an issue of CT magazine, author and musician Sandra McCracken writes:

I played softball in a community league when I was a teenager. We didn’t ...

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Meet Me in the Middle, I Dare You

Rumors have been circulating that Mathew McConaughey might be considering a run for governor of Texas in 2022, and perhaps a higher office after that. ...


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Film 1917: Some Men Just Like to Fight

In the Sam Mendes film 1917 Lance Corporal Schofield has been tasked with crossing through enemy-infested territory to deliver crucial news of a secret ...


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Loose Lips Bring Down Starships

When Director J.J. Abrams was filming Star Wars Episode VII he put up a poster at Pinewood Studios that said “Loose lips bring down starships” ...


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Gossip is Like Barnacles

In the Entre Leadership podcast, author Stephen Mansfield compares how barnacles slow down sea vessels to the affect gossip can have an organization or ...


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Physician Warns of Spiritual Autoimmune Disease

Physician Horace Smith warns that in the church "we must guard against 'spiritual autoimmune disease,' in which spiritual white cells see normal cells ...


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Presidents Jefferson and Adams Reconcile Before Death

Two devoted friends and brilliant minds—John Adams and Thomas Jefferson—fell out with each other over politics, personal slights, and both ...


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Atheist Church Schism Shows that Unity's Not Just Hard for Christians

"Is disbelief enough to keep a Sunday gathering together?" That's the question facing "worshippers" at The Sunday Assembly, London's ...


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Criticizing the Church Is like Criticizing a Man's Wife

Imagine this scenario: A man invites a friend into his home for dinner. They enjoy a delicious meal that the man's wife has graciously offered to make. ...


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Older Rabbi Teaches Young Rabbi about Conflict

A young rabbi found a serious problem in his new congregation. During the Friday service, half the congregation stood for the prayers and half remained ...


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