National

The Making of a Nation

Can you remember sitting in school and asking the question, “Why do I have to take this course?” History is one of those courses about which you should never have those thoughts. It has been said that those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. America has been a unique and […]

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The Presbyterian Church is Allowing Gay Pastors

From the beginning of time, there have been people who have questioned God, His existence and His authority on morality including His view on sexuality. People have wanted to believe and adhere to their own ideologies and not be accountable to a supreme judge for their actions and shortcomings… and it is no different in […]

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Journey to Everest

The local Nepalese call it Jomolungma, which means “mother goddess of the world.” To us it is the most revered of all mountain peaks. At 29,029 feet above sea level, no mountain competes with the grandeur and majesty that is Mount Everest. Beckoning adventurers from around the world, six Christians embarked on an incredible and […]

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The Casey Anthony Trial

If you could find a good nickname for Satan, what would it be?  Of course, it’s “the deceiver”.  On the other hand how did Jesus describe Himself? John 14:6 records His words saying, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” He didn’t just say He knew the way, spoke the truth and lived […]

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Fighting for the Unborn

Abort 73.com has taken up the challenge of fighting for the unborn children of the world. It is a tough calling, but one that the group feels compelled to carry through. This organization is a part of Loxafamosity Ministries, Inc. and according to their website, “Abort 73.com came about as the ministries response to God’s […]

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I Am Second

In December of 2008, Interstate Batteries’ CEO, Norm Miller, launched a 36-month ad campaign in the Dallas area having no idea of the movement that was about to begin. The campaign, featuring roadside billboards and videos that can be viewed on IAmSecond.com, connects anyone, anywhere with personal stories of numerous individuals, including celebrities, pastors, athletes […]

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Raise the Bar, Don’t Lower the Standard

The decision for Brigham Young University to suspend one of their best players this month for having premarital sex generated a flurry of reactions. Some supported the decision, as I did, saying that BYU acted fairly and commendably because students who attend the school sign the honor code prohibiting the behavior. Others disparaged the move […]

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YouVersion

You’re standing in line at your favorite coffee shop and the conversation with the person in front of you turns to an interesting life topic. You want to provide some wisdom from the Bible but either it’s in the car or you’re hesitant to whip it out. Your mother-in-law is from Italy. Your Italian isn’t […]

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An Unconventional Way to Reach Young People

In today’s world of technology and new modes of mass media, it can be hard to engage young people without embracing new channels of communication. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and iTunes are examples of this new paradigm shift that has allowed people, especially young people, the ability to share their ideas or receive others at the […]

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Small church finds heart for international missions

Pastor Travis Hyde didn’t exactly get the reaction he’d hoped for. He saw dropped jaws and looks of disbelief; one woman appeared to almost fall out of her pew. In 2006, when Hyde became pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in War, W.Va., about 15 people were in the pews on Sundays. As the Christmas season […]

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