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Instruments of Death Become Symbols of Eternal Life

During World War II General Douglas MacArthur wanted an island airfield from which to launch his forces and so he invaded the Indonesian island of Biak. ...


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Missing Parked Car Found 20 Years Later

Two decades after forgetting where he parked, a resident of Frankfurt, Germany, has finally found his car right where he left it. The man, now 76-years-old, ...


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London Structure Burned to Commemorate Anniversary of Devastating Fire

London witnessed a spectacular scene recently when a giant wooden replica of the city ignited and burned brilliantly to the ground. The conflagration ...


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First Time of Communion Changes Woman's Life

In her memoir Take This Bread, author Sara Miles shares how the first time she ever took Communion changed her life forever. She writes:

One early, cloudy ...

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A More Celebrative Communion

In his sermon "The Sinner's Feast," Lee Eclov describes what should be the celebrative side of Communion in the context of worship:

This table is different. ...

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Bitter Wine to Sweet

For centuries, we have drunk the wine of the Lord's Supper, reminding us of the bittersweet truth that Christ's blood was shed for humanity. Jesus has ...


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Tony Campolo on Taking Communion

In his Letters to a Young Evangelical, Tony Campolo shares a story from his youth about taking Communion:

Sitting with my parents at a Communion service ...

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Designer Is a Leadership Role

Imagine that your organization is an ocean liner, and that you are "the leader." What is your role? I have asked this question of groups of managers many ...


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Chesterton on the Support of Tradition

When I fancied that I stood alone, I was really in the ridiculous position of being backed up by all of Christendom.


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Rite of Baptism Declining

The following is from a USA Today article detailing the decline of water baptism in many American churches:

There are now baptism-style ceremonies where ...

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