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All Cultures Long for Heaven

The sense that we will live forever somewhere has shaped every civilization in human history. Australian aborigines pictured Heaven as a distant island ...

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A Prayer for Disturbance

Explorer Sir Francis Drake prayed:

Disturb us, Lord, when we are too well pleased with ourselves, when our dreams have come true because we have dreamed ...

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Philosopher Transformed by the Bible

Philosopher Emile Cailliet was born in a small French village near the end of the 19th century. His early education was committed to naturalism, leaving ...

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How We Glimpse Eternity

Think about the special spiritual moments you've experienced. Perhaps it was during a time of prayer, in worship at church, in a conversation with ...

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Comfort Endangers Our Spiritual Lives

We're too comfortable to be spiritual…. We think we will be able to pursue God better without danger or hardship. And yet it works in just ...

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C. S. Lewis on Misplaced Desire

Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy ...

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Carl Sandburg on Human Nature

There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.

—Author, poet Carl Sandburg (1878–1967)

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William Carey's Savior His Greatest Concern

William Carey was the great missionary pioneer to India. When he was on his deathbed, he was visited by a young man named Alexander Duff who greatly admired ...

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Jonathan Edwards on True Happiness

"The enjoyment of [God] is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied…. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or ...

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Terminal Illness Changes Perspective

Imagine that you just found out you have a rare and terminal illness. You sit down with your doctor.

"Is there no hope?" you ask.
"Well," ...

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