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Power up principle: The power of planning

The first thing I do at my office each morning is “power up” my computer. This tool has enormous capabilities that add instant benefits and make my life more productive. Unless I use it, however, it’s just a dormant piece ...

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Murder, forgiveness recounted in new book

Set Free

Stephen Owens was 12 years old when he discovered his father’s body in their Memphis home after his mother, Gaile Owens, hired a stranger to murder him. Owens’ new book, “Set Free,” shares how he overcame the traumatic events of ...

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What’s right about megachurches

As the saying goes, “The world is going to hell in a hand basket.” There’s never been a greater challenge for world evangelism, there are plenty of social problems like hunger and homelessness we face here in the United States, ...

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Theology with a purpose: Knowing God

There’s a huge difference between knowing about God and knowing God. Years ago I was browsing through the shelves of a small Christian bookstore in the middle of nowhere Tennessee, a few miles from where I was going to college ...

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Not sermons but stories: Engaging the culture

If you’ve read The Chronicles of Narnia, you know they are loaded with Christian themes and symbols. That’s why many assume that C. S. Lewis wrote them in order to send some kind of Christian message. But Lewis himself insisted ...

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  • Trump inauguration Bible heads to museum
    One of the two Bibles Donald Trump used to take the oath of office is joining others used by American presidents at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. The Revised Standard Version edition Bible given to the future 45th president of the United States by his mother when he was a child is […]
  • California bill threatens Bible-based therapy
    A proposed law in California could outlaw helping people with unwanted same-sex attraction or gender-identity confusion. If passed, the bill, introduced last month by Assemblyman Evan Low, would be the most expansive ban on therapy related to sexual orientation and gender in the country. Other bans across the country restrict the practice of licensed therapists, […]
  • ‘I Can Only Imagine’ opens big
    “I Can Only Imagine” opened third at the U.S. box office this past weekend as the Easter season heralds two more faith-based films. The saga of forgiveness and triumph based on the hit MercyMe ballad brought in $17 million from just over 1,600 locations March 16–18, based on Box Office Mojo statistics, far exceeding industry […]
  • Can the government force pregnancy centers to speak a message they disagree with?
    The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday (March 20) in a case with serious implications for religious rights and free speech nationwide. In National Institute of Family and Life Advocates vs. Becerra, the court will decide whether pro-life advocates must refer clients to abortion clinics or face fines, penalties and possible closure. The basic question the […]
  • DC councilman apologizes for blaming winter storm on Jews
    WASHINGTON — A city councilman in the nation’s capital has apologized for propagating a conspiracy theory that Jewish financiers control the weather. On Sunday (March 18), D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr., a Democrat, posted a video to Facebook shortly after snow flurries began to fall in the region. The clip, which was published at […]