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During my first mission trip, I witnessed gratitude in a way I’d never seen before. You see, gratitude is a way of life for the Christians in Bolotnoye, Russia. I think I benefitted more from the believers in this small rural town than they did from me. They are living[...]

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Remember the good old days of “flatten the curve?” Fifteen days of lockdown was supposed to get a handle on the virus threatening to overload our healthcare system. But fifteen days is all it took to fundamentally change America; and it’s still changing. The pandemic was the launching pad for[...]

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Anxiety is a way of life for many Americans. I understand why the country as a whole isn’t dealing well with the continuing chaos and disorder. But why are Christians anxious? Anxious churches full of anxious Christians are a weak witness for Christ. And that is of no use to[...]

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Like so many Americans, I’ve been horrified by the events taking place in Afghanistan. The images are heartbreaking. President Biden recently stood before the American people to defend his decisions regarding Afghanistan while lying about the conditions there. Many of the president’s claims were quickly contradicted by the Pentagon and[...]

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Last month I attended the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville, along with nineteen thousand other people. One issue discussed from the floor intrigued me—how should we deal with sexual abuse inside the church? Motions were made for zero tolerance toward any act of sexual abuse and toward[...]

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It’s difficult not to be anxious when reading the headlines these days. Not only is our world engulfed in one crisis after another, but there’s a general lack of common sense and critical thinking. It’s as if our world is spinning out of control. Then as I read my Bible,[...]

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To say that our society tolerates evil is an understatement. The definition, these days, seems to be limited to things such as mass shootings and racism. While these are definitely evil, the world’s understanding of that word doesn’t take God and His Word into consideration. For instance, our culture’s general[...]

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These days it seems that many leading voices in America are snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. It’s as if fear and division are hot commodities. We hear this dual message continually from the media and various politicians. It’s also subtly woven into much of what we listen to[...]

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Something has become painfully but particularly clear in recent days. We’re witnessing the rise of so-called churches under the influence of so-called Christians. What do I mean? Well, the apostle Paul describes the “so-called brother” as one who professes to follow Christ, yet displays no clear distinction in attitude or[...]

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