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Three Cheers for Labor!

A professor at UCLA once made this statement, “Christianity teaches that work is bad and is a product of the Fall.”

Although this false statement is found nowhere in the Bible, it implies that Christianity is the enemy of labor and therefore the working person. 917 more words

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It isn't Magic

The longer I journey with God on planet Earth, the less I believe in magic.

In fact, I will go so far as to say magic, far more than skepticism, is the enemy of all true faith. 569 more words

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My Old Quarrel With School Bureaucracies

Why do I loath bureaucracies so much?

I’m normally an even-keeled, positive person.

But when I run into “one-size-fits-all” rules, policies, procedures that block, demean, don’t fit, and serve no purpose, I am quick to get hot under the collar and take it personally. 716 more words

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Moral Fatigue

There is a quiet shift that’s happened in our country.

It affects both the domestic situation and our international relations, to the detriment of both. 717 more words

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Remembering

Aurelius Augustine, in his Confessions, spoke about the power of memory to help us in the present.

And this thought is certainly biblical.

It explains why Jesus enacted a ritual meal and twice told His followers, “Do this in remembrance of Me.” 549 more words

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Are We There Yet?

My friend has two precocious, talkative daughters.

And, while he was driving our group of travelers to the airport, they asked a question that every child in back seat asks their parent: 732 more words

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Soul Drought

I grew up in California and have may friends and family members who live there.

They speak with growing concern about the severe drought that grips the state, and, when your father-in-law grows oranges, it touches us personally. 599 more words

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