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Faith of Woman Murdered By ISIS

Kayla Mueller, 26 years old, was captured by ISIS, and on February 10, 2015 U.S. officials confirmed that Muslim extremists had murdered her while in ...


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Film About Stephen Hawking Is 'God-Haunted'

The great British physicist Stephen Hawking has emerged in recent years as a poster boy for atheism, especially in light of his heroic struggles against ...


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Ignoring the Counter-coaching in a Paintball Contest

A few summers ago I watched our 18-year-old son participate in a real X-ball paintball tournament. With sophisticated paintball guns that shoot 13 paintballs ...


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God in a Noisy World

It is easy to say we believe in God as long as we remain in the little world we choose to live in; but get out into the great world of facts, the noisy ...


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Focusing on the Orange Spot

You perhaps have heard of the old sales managers' device of holding up a large piece of paper with a small orange spot down in one corner. He says ...


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To Plan Is to Go

At the spiritual level, planning means taking the initiative. It's not about sitting around until you are absolutely certain God is calling you to ...


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Held Back by Fear

I used to carry my aged mother up and down the stairs of our home here in Chicago. And she would grab onto the banister while I was carrying her up or ...


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Surprised by Faith

Faith is work. It is a struggle. You must struggle with all your heart. ... And on the way, God will ambush you.


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A Definition of Faith

Faith is a refusal to panic.


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Helpful Heretics

Heretics often provided a great service to the church. For example, Marcion rejected the Old Testament and the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and John, thus ...


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