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Can The Olympics Strengthen Our Faith

Every four years thousands of athletes from over 200 nations gather in a pre-determined city to compete in the modern summer Olympic Games. Since 1896 with the first modern games held in Athens, the Olympics have caught the wonder and inspiration of billions around the globe. The quintessence of human speed, strength and skill will […]

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Are You Hiding Your Faith

One of the best compliments I received was a co-worker refusing my help on her injury-on- duty report. How is this a compliment? She refused my help based on me being a Christian and assuming I would not lie in the report. She was right — I wouldn’t have lied. She chose to have other […]

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We Don’t Meet God Halfway

  I’m not the handiest guy in the world. I worked in construction for a few years as a teenager and the guys I worked with called my hammer the “quarter pounder” because I hit the nail 1 in 4 swings. I’ll be here all week, folks. One thing that I never enjoyed was climbing […]

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The Lost Art of Bible Meditation

We have lost the great art of Bible meditation today, and we are the poorer for it. In 1987, newsman Ted Koppel gave a classic commencement speech at Duke, in which he famously said that Moses didn’t come down from Mt. Sinai carrying the “Ten Suggestions.” Note what Koppel then said about television and our […]

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Evolution Versus Creation – Is it Worth the Fight?

As Christians we are told to always be prepared to give a defense for our faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior. (1 Peter 3:15) This also extends to the truths that are found in the Bible. One of the most “popular” defenses is standing on the conviction that our universe was created by God […]

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Calvary Sophomore Thanks God after Emergency Brain Surgery

The month of May started out just as any other month for local sophomore, Elochukwu Eze. Eze, who moved here from Nigeria two years ago, is a student at Calvary Christian Academy and a starter for the Eagles Basketball team averaging six points and 12 rebounds a game. In recent weeks, however, Eze complained about […]

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The Virtue of Getting Along with Others

Disputed matters are tearing at the fabric of society: law enforcement and racism, national security and immigration, economics and poverty, marriage and sexual identity, international affairs, refugees and the sad list goes on. In his 2008 book entitled, The Case for Civility: And Why Our Future Depends on It, author Os Guinness called for a […]

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Camp iDENTIFY Develops the Leaders of Tomorrow

Camp iDENTIFY, a five-day leadership camp, is designed to invigorate and instruct teenagers on how to become better, more equipped leaders. “It’s one of the few leadership camps that teaches teenagers that they’re more than just what the world tells them, and they can dream as big as they want to,” said one camp participant. […]

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Remembering the Holocaust

  The Holocaust stunned the world with its magnitude, scope and inhumanity and is remembered every year by Jews in a service called Yom Ha Shoah. There is a special liturgy for the event, as well as candle lighting for the people who lived through and died in it.  Though Christians as a whole do not […]

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Longevity

“You have decided the length of our lives. You know how many months we will live, and we are not given a minute longer” (Job 14:5, NLT). As Christians, we know that God has appointed our days. However, it is fascinating to study cultures such as the Okinawans, inhabitants of a coral ringed island south […]

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