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The Perfect Christian

Christians are always seeking to “be better.” The proof is in the pudding.  The contemporary Christian book market is flooded, and frankly, oversaturated, with “Christian” self-help books.  If you don’t believe me, allow me to name a few of the best-selling Christian books this week according to Audible, an app many enjoy.  Balance: Positioning Yourself …

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A Big, Big Wall

Constantinople.  It is now known as Istanbul, Turkey, but in its ancient days, it held a lot of political weight in the known world. The city acted as a form of continental gateway as it sat as the geographical crux of Europe and Asia.  Its fall was to the infamous Ottoman Empire, but make no …

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Question & Answer #1

Q. “What makes Jehovah Witnesses and Mormans ‘different’ than Christians?” A. Good question. I know many argue that Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons are Christians. But I can faithfully and confidently argue against this, for one reason, plus thousands more (although they are unnecessary in light of it being my one primary reason). They do not …

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Finish the Story

It is not an uncommon occurrence among many people to be telling a story, and someone feels at liberty to interrupt and interject, only to find out that they did not hear the full story! Sometimes, that interrupter might just be you.  It is ok to admit! Most people do this at some point of …

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Sleeping on Gold

Have you ever heard of the Treaty of Tordesillas? If you have, you probably know that it is one of, if not the one, worst land deals of all time between two countries. This treaty also inaugurated the stark cultural differences between Brazil and the rest of South America.  In 1494, two years after Christopher …

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A Mighty Fortress

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. ~ Psalm 91:2 On March 17th, 2003, due to multiple diplomatic tensions between NATO countries and Iraq, diplomatic relations between Iraq and the United States ended. With them, thousands of NATO troops were deployed Iraqi …

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The Fountainhead

“For God is good – or rather, of all goodness He is the Fountainhead.” ~Athanasius of Alexandria This statement was penned by early church father Athanasius of Alexandria in a work discussing the incarnation of Jesus Christ. He states the phrase, “For God is good.” We hear this all the time but in a variety …

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The Cynical Realist

Many have once heard in some form or another,  “I am not cynical, I am a realist.” Often, I found it true that many people cannot distinguish between the two.  So what does that leave them with? A disappointing reality to live in? Comedian George Carlin once stated, “Scratch any cynic and you will find …

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