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My wife, Lynne, and I blew it a lot. We lost it with our kids. We reacted impulsively instead of responding thoughtfully. We exerted our power in order to control. We disciplined for our comfort rather than in our kids’ ...

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My dirty little secret

Depression

The news broke on Monday, August 11, 2014, and the world was stunned that beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams took his own life. Social media accelerated the news, and details about his passing started trending a few hours later. ...

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Compassion

  • Publishers stop printing Hybels’ books amid allegations of inappropriate behavior
    Several publishers have stopped printing books by former Willow Creek Community Church pastor Bill Hybels as the Chicago-area megachurch he founded investigates new allegations of his inappropriate behavior toward women. Hybels has denied the allegations. Tyndale House Publishers has suspended publication of Hybels’ “Everyone Wins When a Leader Gets Better,” set to be released in […]
  • The deadly gospel of nice
    Truly loving people can mean telling them things they don’t want to hear—like, “suicide is not something to celebrate.” A few weeks ago, I quoted the Christian satire site, the Babylon Bee. As someone with the spiritual gift of sarcasm, I appreciate many of their headlines. This one, however, really hit the mark: “Progressive Christian […]
  • STREAMING REVIEWS | Exhilarating ‘River Monsters’ tops new streaming entries
    What do you get when you combine Bear Grylls and Bill Dance, and then toss in a little history, a ton of mystery and even some cultural education? The answer: Animal Planet’s River Monsters, which stars extreme angler Jeremy Wade as he investigates mysterious attacks on people and animals — and then finds the water […]
  • Persecution grows despite elevated awareness
    While egregious acts of religious persecution are more likely to cause global protest 20 years after the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, many countries are increasingly denying such freedoms, a federal watchdog commission reported today (April 25). The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) noted the dichotomy in releasing its 2018 Annual Report […]
  • California bill could prohibit biblical teaching on sexuality
    Religious conservatives are warning that a bill making its way through the California legislature would violate free speech and religious freedom protections by prohibiting biblical teaching on sexuality. The California Assembly passed in a 50-18 vote April 19 an amendment that adds “sexual orientation change efforts” to the categories of activities barred by the state’s […]
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