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Forgiveness for Whom?

No one is perfect. We readily admit that. However, we often seek to regain an expectation of perfection (through the back door) by extolling the false ...


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Real Maturity

Four stages of growth in Christian maturity: Love of self for self's sake. Love of God for self's sake. Love of God for God's sake. Love of ...


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Jonathan Edwards on Seeking Happiness

Eighteenth century American pastor and theologian Jonathan Edwards writes in Charity and Its Fruits:

It is not contrary to Christianity that a man should ...

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Between Failure and Fraud

In a very difficult season when finances were tight, I was driving a dilapidated car that had been donated to the church. It had lots of problems, including ...


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"Seinfeld": Every Man for Himself

Seinfeld is a popular television comedy based on the humor of comedian Jerry Seinfeld. In an episode entitled "The Fire," Jerry's friend, George Costanza ...


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Tim Keller on Self-centered Giving

In his book The Prodigal God, best-selling author and pastor Timothy Keller offers the following story to illustrate self-centered giving:

Once upon a ...

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Defining the American Dream

What U.S. adults say is their idea of the American Dream:

  • Free to accomplish anything: 74 percent
  • Free to say/do what they want: 68 percent
  • Children financially better-off: 64 percent

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A Lesson on Stewardship from "The Lord of the Rings"

In The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien writes about a kingdom called Gondor which for many years has had no king. While waiting for the rightful heir to come ...


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John Ortberg on Following God Instead of Your Gut

My friend, Jimmy, and his son, Davey, were playing in the ocean down in Mexico, while his family—his wife, daughters, parents, and a cousin—were ...


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Woman Decides to "Live Otherwise" and Finds Healing

Muriel's childhood crippled her emotionally. She began visits to the hospital's psychiatric ward when she was in her teens. By her late forties, she'd ...


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