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Man Wants to Be 'One with the Tiger'
In September 2012, a 25-year-old New Yorker named David Villalobos suddenly jumped 17 feet from the Bronx Zoo tour monorail into the tiger pen. He broke ...
Warrior Tribe Realizes the Power of Confession
When the Ku Waru warriors of Papua New Guinea were about to launch any risky activity that required close cooperation—like going into battle—they ...
Small Child Teaches a Lesson on Confessing Sin
Every year at our Ash Wednesday service people have an opportunity to write their sins on a piece of paper, fold the paper, and then pin it onto a wooden ...
Max Lucado Shows the Power of Honest Confession
Ever since my high school buddy and I drank ourselves sick with a case of quarts, I have liked beer …. Out of the keg, tap, bottle, or frosty mug—it ...
Tenants Get Evicted After Trash Builds Up
When I was an associate pastor at a church near Portland, Oregon, I was also a part-time manager of the townhouse complex where we lived. Once a month, ...
Survey on Top Temptations
A 2011 study tracked the top temptations Americans face. The people surveyed said they struggled with the following temptations either "often" or "sometimes": ...
Kids Playing Mud Football Realize They're Playing in Sewage
In his book Glorious Mess, Mike Howerton tells the following story about a childhood experience playing "mud football." After a huge downpour, he and ...
The Penn State Scandal and Our Self-Deception
In the wake of the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University, New York Times writer David Brooks commented on our tendency to ignore our own sin as ...
C. S. Lewis on Killing the "Red Lizard" of Sin
In his book, The Great Divorce, C. S. Lewis tells of a busload of people who travel to heaven on their way to take up residence in hell. These people ...
Humility Tears Down the Fortress of Pride
Ego builds a cardboard fortress that humility must, every day, tear down.