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The Pastor Who Ran Away

Kevin Martin was a minister at a massive church—but one of those churches where it got too burdensome. The administrative machine ate him up, and ...


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A Not-So-Golden Escape

The California Highway Patrol encountered a sparkly surprise during a recent traffic stop: a suspect covered in gold spray paint. While off-duty, an officer ...


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Filmmaker Blocks Out Encounter with Christianity

Paul Verhoeven, a Dutch film director, screenwriter, and film producer (Robocop, Total Recall, Show Girls), was once asked about his short but intense ...


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Man Googles Himself Promptly Surrenders

The Bible calls us "enemies of God." In other words, we're spiritual fugitives even when you don't know it—just like this guy. ...


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The Woman Who Could Remember Everything

Most of us find peace over past sins by trying to forget and move on. We find comfort in the distance that comes with the passing of time. The further ...


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Viewing a Friend—and Even God—As an Enemy

In an article for ChristianityToday.com entitled "Our Divine Distortion," Christian songwriter Carolyn Arends shared a personal story that shows how easy ...


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"Kung Fu Panda": A Difficult Sanctification

Kung Fu Panda is the story of a flabby, out-of-shape panda bear named Po who longs to learn the ancient art of kung fu. Amazingly, Po is selected by the ...


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The Limits of the Human Will

Many of us act as if repentance is a matter of the will. [But] we can't "will" ourselves into change. We can't "will" ourselves into feeling contrition ...


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Praying Against the Consequences of Sin

Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats, then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.

—Fred Allen, U.S. ...


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"The Fridge" Gets New Teeth

All of us tend to avoid pain. Sometimes, though, avoiding pain can lead to much greater suffering.

Consider the story of William "the Refrigerator" Perry. ...


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