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Tasmanian Devils Spread Cancer with Their Mouths

Australian scientists discovered the cause of a mysterious disease that had killed thousands of Tasmanian Devils on the island state of Tasmania. The ...

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City Slicker Brands His Cattle to Death

A New York family bought a ranch out West where they intended to raise cattle. Friends visited and asked if the ranch had a name. "Well," said the would-be ...

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Stranded Man Church Hops

A man was stranded on the proverbial deserted island in the Pacific for years. One day a boat came sailing into view, and the man frantically waved and ...

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Bishop Advocates Heresy Over Division

"If you must make a choice between heresy and schism, always choose heresy."

—Peter James Lee, one of 60 Episcopal bishops who voted to ...

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Charles Simeon's Long-Term Leadership

Even before finishing his degree, and still lacking pastoral experience, Charles Simeon put his name forward for the pastorate of Cambridge's Holy ...

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Church Business Meeting Gets Tense

In a congregational meeting, two young male professionals made a presentation to update the sanctuary sound system. Their pitch was well delivered. As ...

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Jonathan Edwards Not Exempt from Criticism

Jonathan Edwards, pastor of the prestigious Northampton, Massachusetts, Congregational Church, was a leading figure of the eighteenth century First Great ...

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"Fellowship of the Ring": Satan's Efforts to Divide the Church

In his first book, Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tolkien describes the camaraderie of a diverse group, banded together by a common cause. Called "the ...

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Slander Destroys Churches

About 20 years ago, I said something impromptu to the new members standing in a row across the front of the church. As we received them, the Holy Spirit ...

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Conflict Makes Unity More Valuable

Unity becomes precious when you walk through conflict in order to reach it.

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