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Becoming the right kind of parent

Football

“Knock it off! Stop it! Get over here, NOW!” These are familiar phrases for most parents. When kids act up we get frustrated. We get demanding and even disrespectful. Kids may comply with our demands in the short run, but ...

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Not just a moment

moment

When I was 13, my mom died. The last interaction I had with her when she was conscious was awkward. I brought all my 13-year-old angst to the conversation. I never had the chance to speak with her after that. ...

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The technology of education

education

Isaac Asimov’s short story “The Fun They Had” imagines a future where children are surprised to learn that classes were once taught by humans, rather than by computers. Technology hasn’t yet succeeded in replacing the human teacher, but it isn’t ...

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The key to success…PRACTICE!

exercise

Whether it’s losing weight, running a marathon or a 10K, or keeping fit, some of us won’t complete our resolutions. Statistics show that many fail within the first month. So what happens to us that we get so frustrated and ...

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Life is better with Jesus

Got Jesus

As the station manager of KTIS, I often have a front row seat to view the work of God in the lives of those who listen. I received one email recently from Linda who told me about their family emergency. ...

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Finding intimacy in marriage

Couple

I have a confession to make. I watch reality television. You might also find it interesting that I watch it with my husband. This weekly ritual is not because we want to keep up with people whose last name begins ...

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Nagmeh Abedini on prayer and the president

Nagmeh Abedini

As negotiators from Iran and the United States work to hammer out a deal to keep Iran from developing nuclear weapons, one family hopes their name comes up at the negotiating table. Pastor Saeed Abedini, originally from Iran but now ...

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  • LifeWay workers ‘fine’ after bullet destroys window
    “Employees are fine” a day after a bullet destroyed a fifth-floor window at LifeWay Christian Resources’ downtown Nashville complex, company spokesperson Carol Pipes said. “We’re just really thankful no one was hurt,” said Pipes, LifeWay director of corporate communications, who noted police are investigating the incident. The window, destroyed by the shot, is nearly level […]
  • Can a biblical Zionist love the Palestinians?
    Whenever one puts biblical, Zionist and Palestinian in the same sentence, definitions are in order. Unity might never be fully achieved, but it should never be because of lack of clarity. First what I mean by biblical is “in accordance with the biblical record” that as far as I understand includes the sixty-six books of […]
  • Willow Creek names NAE head, 3 others to oversee Hybels investigation
    Jo Anne Lyon, general superintendent emerita of The Wesleyan Church, and Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, will lead a new investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct against Bill Hybels, the retired founding pastor of Willow Creek Community Church. Lyon and Anderson will co-chair the four-person Willow Creek Independent Advisory Group, according […]
  • Former Willow Creek pastor Steve Carter breaks silence on Hybels allegations
    Steve Carter, the lead teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church, was supposed to be in front of his congregation but instead he was throwing up backstage. Carter, 38, had become physically ill that Sunday, Aug. 5, after reading an article published that morning in The New York Times about the church’s founding pastor, Bill […]
  • A pastor’s suicide | An all-too familiar story
    This is getting to be an all-too-familiar story. On August 26, Andrew Stoecklein, the lead pastor of Inland Hills Church in Chino, California, took his own life. He was only thirty years old. Stoecklein was married and had three children. The grim task of informing church members and friends about Stoecklein’s suicide fell to his […]
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