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Praise Pays

A retired businessman once told me how damaging negative comments could be to a committee evaluating people for different levels of employment. He said the first evaluation usually proved to…

Taking The Terror Out Of Terrorism

Have there ever been so many things to terrorize us? Yes. And then some! Following the Cuban Missile Crisis of the early sixties, President Kennedy, sensing the growing menace of…

Your Song Can Return

Your Song Can Return

Solomon’s poetic portrayal of spring is about to be reenacted: “The winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the…

Life After The Passion

The week beginning on Palm Sunday and ending with the crucifixion of Christ focuses on the darkest period of history. Yet, during this passionate period, a light of hope shines…

The Trial of the Centuries

The trial of Christ was, without a doubt, the court confrontation of the ages: a calm and quiet prisoner standing before a cringing, cowering judge. Most Bible commentators refer to…

The Earthquake Psalm

In the May 5, 1906 issue of Colliers Weekly, Jack London wrote the following: “San Francisco is gone! Nothing remains of it but memories and a fringe of dwelling homes…

God… Who Needs Him?

Ever try to buy a gift for someone who has everything? It’s not easy. Augustine saw God as being in that predicament and concluded, “God wants to give us something…

They’re Getting Their New Look From The Old Book

Television and newspaper reporters are covering what they see as a new development in losing weight: church groups studying the Bible to find a way to scale down. Actually, using…

Nine Life Changing Words

Nine words written long ago from a lonely Roman prison cell might, if heeded, break down most of the barriers that divide families, hinder the growth of churches and separate…

The Mystery Of The Missing Bible

When we arrived at church one Sunday, I reached for my Bible and it wasn’t in its usual place in the car. “That’s strange,” I thought, feeling sure I remembered…

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