Tag Archive: Bible

Apr 10 2013

Human trafficking

It’s her eyes and innocent face that first grab your heart. At least they grabbed mine. Annika, a delicate young girl, has been unwittingly handed into virtual slavery by her homeless father. Sweatshop labor and sex-for-sale portend a bleak future. She seems precious, blameless, so undeserving of this hell. But life is cheap for an …

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Apr 06 2013

Keeping your word – even when the rules change

I once heard a man say, “I know I gave my word, but the rules changed, so I’m off the hook.” His words had a profound effect upon me, because I am who I am because of someone who didn’t abandon his promise when the rules changed. My father, Sam and his younger brother, David …

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Mar 29 2013

Refusing to forgive has a boomerang effect

I recently heard a person say, “I will never forgive him for what he did!“ All too often, people who are hurt or offended do not believe the offending person deserves forgiveness. Many people believe such a declaration to be profound, valiant or courageous. Refusing to forgive another is often used to underscore the disdain …

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Mar 22 2013

Does God decide who is going to live and who will die?

Does God decide who lives and who dies from illness, accident, or wartime battle? Five veterans of the Iraq War, profiled in USA Weekend recently, have no doubt. Having faced situations where by all logic they should have died, they are agreed that “God had decided it wasn’t my time.” A missionary friend survived a …

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Mar 18 2013

What is the definition of a Christian?

If you were arrested for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you? I’ve heard ministers asked this soul-searching question during sermons encouraging Christians to live out what they profess to believe. Iranian Pastor Yousef Nakarkhani knows firsthand the answer to that question. According to news articles, in 2009 the Christian pastor …

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Jul 02 2012

Be careful of your witness

By James J. Jackson The framers of the U.S. Constitution believed that certain rights are bestowed-not by the Constitution or by man-made laws, but, rather, by God, and that those rights include life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. From that declaration, people have fought to expand that definition, to include rights in the list …

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Jun 18 2012

Partaking of fiction with a Biblical worldview

By: Shaunna Howat Numerous parents over the past two decades have approached me with grave concerns over what their children are reading. Their concerns are wide-ranging and unpredictable.   Some say that their children should only read specifically Christian literature; anything else would be too much of the world. In fact, I taught for a …

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