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Film Portrays Good Shepherd Protecting His Flock

In the film Greyhound, actor Tom Hanks plays the captain of a US destroyer that is commanding the escorts of a 37-ship convoy. They are crossing the Atlantic ...


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Bad Preaching Is More Deadly than Bad Surgery

In his essay "Sinsick," theologian Stanley Hauerwas explores the notion of authority using a medical analogy. If a medical student told his advisor, "I'm ...


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The CEO Who Refuses to Use a Smartphone

Sheldon Yellen manages a $1.5 billion company that operates in 31 countries and employs 7,000 people … all without a smartphone. The CEO of Belfor, ...


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Comedian Told to 'Embrace Bombing' to Get Better

The NPR radio show "This American Life" featured a story about a French comedian named Gad Elmaleh, probably the most famous stand-up comedian in France. ...


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Shepherd Falls Asleep While Sheep Cause Nuisance

The Telegraph, a British newspaper reported that a flock of over 1,300 sheep "had to be rounded up by police in the Spanish city of Huesca after their ...


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Pro Soccer Player Made Soccer His God

In his article titled "Professional Soccer Was My God," former pro soccer player Gavin Peacock writes:

I was never going to be tall, so my dad (who was ...

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Football Coach Disciples His Team

For four decades, Amos Alonzo Stagg coached football at the University of Chicago. They were the original Monsters of the Midway, long before the Bears ...


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A Lesson from Mandela on Leadership

Speaking at Nelson Mandela's funeral, Ms. Joyce Banda, the President of Malawi, shared the most profound lesson she learned from him about leadership: ...


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Even Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Got Criticized

November 19, 2013 marked the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address." According to a 2013 editorial in The New York Times, ...


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Chinese Church Growth Based on Prayer

In 1949, George Roy and Elizabeth Wood, an American missionary couple serving in northwest China and Tibet, were forced to leave the area. A local leader ...


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