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Accountability as Safeguard

Accountability to another is the only way to safeguard against poor judgment, unconscious motivations, and self-deception.


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Whitewashed Tombs

The Queen Mary was the largest ship to cross the oceans when it was launched in 1936. Through four decades and a world War she served until she was retired, ...


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Sin's Deception

When John Belushi died in the spring of 1983 of an overdose of cocaine and heroin, a variety of articles appeared, including one in U.S. News and World ...


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Evil in a Pretty Package

Every temptation that comes to me is packaged as a good.


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Earnestness: Proof of Holiness?

One trouble with earnestness is that those who are possessed by it so often take it as proof certain that they are on God's side.


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Blindness to Badness

The real danger in our situation lies in the fact that so many people see clearly what they are revolting from and so few see at all what they are revolting ...


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Saying Versus Doing

It is not what men eat, but what they digest that makes them strong; not what we gain, but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read, but what ...


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Pity vs. Self-Pity

The attractiveness of pity and the ugliness of self-pity are unarguable. Yet we live in a society in which self-pity far exceeds pity. The excessively ...


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You're a Hypocrite, Too

One of the enduring images in Christian culture is the praying hypocrite--the slave trader who reads the Bible in the hull of the ship; the preacher whose ...


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How to Become a Dunce

A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast the less he knows of it.


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