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City of God

July 30, 2019

City of God Every year magazines like Money, Kiplinger, and U.S. News & World Report publish lists of the best places to live. They make their choices based on a variety of factors, including income rates, crime, taxes, and even the number of days of sunshine per year! If such a list were made during the thousand-year reign of Christ, one...

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Bethlehem: City of David

December 10, 2015

Bethlehem: City of David Originally built in the fourth century and rebuilt in the sixth century, the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the oldest surviving Christian churches. Tourists can go down a flight of steps by the church altar to visit the Grotto of the Nativity, a cave traditionally held to be the actual birthplace of...

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A Flourishing City

March 26, 2018

A Flourishing City James Fallows, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, and his wife, Deb, traveled 54,000 miles across America in a single-engine plane. Fallows wrote about the commonalities he noticed in healthy American cities. For one, there were local heroes in these cities, big and small. They also had downtowns, community colleges,...

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  • Sovereignty March 26, 2018

The River and the City

January 14, 2019

The River and the City Magazines such as U.S. News & World Report, Kiplingers, and Money often publish articles about the best places to live or retire. These cities are chosen based on a combination of features that include scenery, the economy, and the range of amenities offered to residents. Safety is another important factor. Safety was...

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The City of God: Our Future Home

November 28, 2015

The City of God: Our Future Home Since Harry Winston gave the 45.52-carat gem to the Smithsonian Institution in 1958, more than 100 million people have visited to see the rare Hope Diamond. The diamond most likely came from a 112-3/16 carat diamond sold to King Louis XIV in France in 1668 and was later recut and reset in 1673. In 1792, during...

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Waiting in Faith for the Heavenly City

November 23, 2017

Waiting in Faith for the Heavenly City Caleb waited a long time to enter the Promised Land of Canaan (see Joshua 14). He, along with Joshua, were the only two spies who had recommended moving forward in faith when the Israelites first arrived at the border. But at that time, the people chose to disobey. As a consequence, God condemned them...

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  • Patience November 23, 2017

The City of Light and the Glory of God

August 31, 2017

The City of Light and the Glory of God A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research reported that New York City is the most miserable city in America. Pittsburgh and Detroit were among the runners-up. Negative factors included rent increases, cold temperatures, and stress. Richmond and Norfolk, Virginia, on the other hand, along...

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  • Deliverance August 31, 2017

Two Cities

April 22, 2012

Two Cities In the fifth century A.D., Augustine wrote The City of God, where he argued that the world consists of two kingdoms, the city of God and the city of man. "The earthly city is formed by the love of self, the heavenly by the love of God." Christians often hold truths in tension. God is one in three persons. Christ is fully man and...

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Cities of Refuge

July 25, 2020

Embassies throughout the world provide a safe haven for their nation’s citizens. In times of trouble, the embassy is one place where citizens can seek help.

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Faithfulness to the Covenant

July 27, 2018

After the long, cold, cloud-covered winters in Chicago, residents of the Windy City are glad to see the blue sky peek through in March or April. Sometimes the blue sky will be accompanied by a few rain clouds. But after the spring storms have passed, the sign of the Lord's covenant often breaks through: A huge rainbow or double rainbow appears...

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