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No Good without God

Sin comes when we take a perfectly natural desire or longing or ambition and try desperately to fulfill it without God. Not only is it sin, it is a perverse ...


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Church--Ah, Who Needs It!
"Organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people."

— former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler, Jesse Ventura


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Forgetting Someone?

Percentage of senior corporate executives with a high net worth (defined as having a net worth of $1 million or more, not including primary residence) ...


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Rock Musician Trent Reznor on Religion

In a Rolling Stone interview, Trent Reznor, the lead musician of the rock band Nine Inch Nails, muses on how his anti-religion stance helped lead him ...


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Our Lives Belong to God

Writing on the topic of worship, author Greg Laurie shares the following:

I heard the story of a woman who had finished shopping and returned to her car. ...

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"Tuesdays with Morrie": We Need Love to Live

The 1999 movie Tuesdays with Morrie, based on the book by the same name, is the true story of a sports writer, Mitch Albom, and his reunion with his former ...


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"Shenandoah": Thanking God

In the classic western movie Shenandoah, Jimmy Stewart stars as Charlie Anderson, a Virginian farmer trying to keep his family out of the Civil War.

With ...


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Americans Live in Isolation

Novelist Jonathan Franzen writes about our increasing isolation:

In 1890, an American typically lived in a small town… Not only did his every purchase ...

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Man Told to Place Feelings Above Revelation

The 1996 bestseller Conversations with God has sold over 2.5 million copies.

The author, Neale Donald Walsch, says that one day he simply started writing ...


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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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