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An Unlikely Follower: Mary Magdalene

August 15, 2013

An Unlikely Follower: Mary Magdalene A popular advertisement technique features dramatic “before” and “after” pictures. One touts balding men who’ve “regrown” thick hair. An ad for a weight-management product shows a three-hundred-pound woman who’s now half her previous size. Another shows a teen’s face covered in acne until he uses the advertised...

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Jesus: Son of Man

December 23, 2012

Jesus: Son of Man Every year, actor Will Smith returns to Philadelphia to support nonprofits that work against violence. Last year, he and his son returned to applaud the efforts of a program helping teens in underprivileged communities. When movie stars visit their hometowns, they usually make headlines. It is wonderful when they use this...

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Devotion for Jun. 17, 2004

June 17, 2004

Devotion for Jun. 17, 2004 Devotion for Jun. 17, 2004 Despite evidence that indicates they are effective, abstinence programs continue to be a controversial approach to sex education in many public schools. Most abstinence programs do not use the Bible to convince young people not to have sex before marriage, but their strategy is based...

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Devotion for September 04, 2007

September 4, 2007

Devotion for September 04, 2007 Like other troubled kids, Roberto Ortega tried to escape problems at home with alcohol. Together with thousands of other teenagers in Nicaragua’s capital, Managua, life seemed meaningless for Roberto. Other teens turned to drugs or prostitution to try to cope. The situation was so dire that Managuan officials...

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Partial Obedience

March 20, 2019

Partial Obedience Probably every parent of teenagers can relate to this experience: the parent issues an instruction or relays a story, while the teen nods and murmurs “um-hmm” without looking up from his mobile phone. A few minutes later, the parent asks, “Did you hear me?” “Um-hmm,” the teen replies without moving. When the young person...

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Devotion for October 23, 2005

October 23, 2005

Devotion for October 23, 2005 Devotion for October 23, 2005 According to CNN/Money, forecasters predict that teen shoppers will spend more this year than the $169 billion they spent in 2004. Must-have items include cell phones and iPods, but nearly as important are clothes. Retailers are taking notice of teen buying power. “American Eagle...

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Redemption: Language Is for Proclaiming Christ’s Kingship

October 30, 2012

Redemption: Language Is for Proclaiming Christ’s Kingship Text messages are by far the preferred method of communication among teenagers. About 77 percent of teens have a cell phone, and three quarters of these send text messages regularly. A typical teen sends or receives 60 text messages every day. Girls ages 14 to 17 lead the way with...

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Strength in Age

May 17, 2015

Strength in Age D. L. Moody, the great evangelist, preacher, and founder of Moody Bible Institute, said this about retirement: “Preparation for old age should begin not later than one’s teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.” As we continue to read about the allotment of land to the...

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Facing Disappointment

August 29, 2020

Many years ago I attended a student’s sweet sixteen party at a luxurious hotel banquet hall. It was a beautiful event.

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Mary: The Miracle Within

December 13, 2012

Mary: The Miracle Within In The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson, the ornery neighborhood tyrant, Imogene Herdman, steals the cherished role of Mary in the church pageant. Imogene plays her part with a mix of tenderness and aggression that ends up being a highlight of the pageant. At the end, the narrator says, “As far as I’m...

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