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Fishers of Men

August 2, 2019

Fishers of Men In the opening chapter of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, we can read a memorable exchange between the novel’s hero Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the wizard. Gandalf imposes an adventure upon Bilbo, the unsuspecting hobbit. Bilbo says, “I beg your pardon, I haven’t asked for anything!” Gandalf’s reply is direct and challenging, “Yes...

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Men, Women, and Worship

May 5, 2020

In 2006, a team of researchers studied two elementary schools at recess. One had a fence around their playground, the other did not. The children from the unfenced playground stayed more packed together and closer to the teacher. The children in the fenced playground roamed the whole space, feeling free to explore. Having clear boundaries...

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Two Blind Men Become Eyewitnesses

March 19, 2012

Two Blind Men Become Eyewitnesses Imagine a hospital filled with people who had been instantly and painlessly cured. As word has spread of the amazing wonders done in this place, it begins to overflow with patients who have received the healing they were hoping for, family and friends who rejoice in the miracles, and amazed onlookers who...

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Life in the Church: Singleness

May 15, 2016

Life in the Church: Singleness A recent online survey for a dating website revealed casual attitudes toward sex by many contemporary singles. Sixty-three percent of men and 44 percent of women admitted to one-night stands. One third had sex by the third date. Forty-seven percent said they had “friends with benefits” relationships. Forty-two...

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A Few Good Men: Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar

January 4, 2017

A Few Good Men: Othniel, Ehud, Shamgar William Kyle Carpenter, age 21, is the youngest American soldier to receive the Medal of Honor. When serving a tour of duty in Afghanistan, Carpenter threw himself on top of a hand grenade in order to shield his fellow soldier from the explosion. His bravery cost him his right eye, most of his teeth,...

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  • Deliverance January 4, 2017

David’s Mighty Men: Courage and Honor

December 12, 2014

David’s Mighty Men: Courage and Honor Have archaeologists discovered the palace of King David? Not everyone agrees, but researchers Yossi Garfinkel and Saar Ganor believe that they have excavated it at the modern city of Khirbet Qeiyafa, southwest of Jerusalem, traditionally considered the site of the battle between David and Goliath. “The...

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Devotion for Aug. 15, 2010

August 15, 2010

Devotion for Aug. 15, 2010 The movie, The Bucket List, is the story of the unlikely friendship between two men, one a corporate executive, the other an auto mechanic. They’ve landed in the same hospital room, and both are facing unwelcome diagnoses and their own mortality. But courageously and humorously, they set off together on the adventure...

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Devotion for Sept. 29, 2011

September 29, 2011

Devotion for Sept. 29, 2011 Every year in August, a new group of players are enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Over 250 athletes have been chosen as “individuals who have made outstanding contributions to professional football.” Once selected, the enshrined player is honored with a sculpture that goes on permanent...

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Devotion for June 05, 2005

June 5, 2005

Devotion for June 05, 2005 After the successful cloning of animals began in the 1990s, a joke made its rounds on the Internet about a proud scientist who said to God, “We can clone humans now, so we don’t need you to create people any more.” God replied, “Very well, let’s see if you can create a man the same way I created Adam.” The scientist...

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Devotion for May 14, 2008

May 14, 2008

Devotion for May 14, 2008 In August 2007, the Australian government spent $89 million developing an Internet filter for parents to install that would prevent their children from viewing objectionable content online. Just a few days later, a teenager developed a code to bypass the filter. It took a single boy about a half an hour to virtually...

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