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The killing of Jesus and the defeat of corruption

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary states corruption as, “dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people.”  Further, it is described as a departure from the original, purest form.  Mankind had its original, purest form ...

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In the shadow of Chernobyl, rebuilding homes and hope

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“Hey Jeff climb in,” Andrey said. “We are driving about two hours today to a village near Chernobyl to see Marina and her kids.” I always enjoy spending time with Andrey because ...

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Valentine’s Day brings back that lovin’ feeling

Valentine's Day

February is known for cold weather, presidents’ birthdays and Cupid’s delight. As Valentine’s Day approaches, hearts flutter, lovers sigh and Charlie Brown hopes that little red-haired girl will like the card he’s ...

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Encouraging words from 18th century missionary David Brainerd

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While reading the missions classic The Life and Diary of David Brainerd (see info below), I was struck by David Brainerd’s perseverance through great hardships. He endured them all to accomplish one transcendent ...

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How to have hope for a difficult Christmas season

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Christmas carols fill the air; smiles and laughter are everywhere. A drive through town reveals glistening windows boasting of tasty holiday treats and shiny red ribbon. Twinkling lights dance in unexpected places ...

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Hawk Nelson members offer support to bandmate who now disavows God

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Jon Steingard, former leader of the Christian group Hawk Nelson, recently announced that he no longer believes in God. The other members of the band – Daniel Biro, Micah Keuper and Davis ...

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Newest film adaptation of Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ is a funny delight

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When it comes to cinematic adaptations of Jane Austen novels, you can usually count on a few things: an unlikely romance, a rejected marriage proposal, the importance of having an amiable dancing ...

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19 suggestions for loving your neighbor

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Many Christians are seeking the proper balance between staying safe and helping their neighbors. The National Christian Foundation offers 19 ideas for loving your neighbor during the pandemic. Shop locally: Call local businesses ...

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Episcopal Church disciplines Bishop for supporting Biblical marriage

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The United States Episcopal Church is disciplining one of its bishops because he upholds the biblical position on sex and marriage. Bishop William Love, of Albany, has been accused of violating canon ...

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Jojo Rabbit looks at Nazi horror through a child’s innocent eyes

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Childhood is a time of strong, focused passions. We find something to love—cars or Marvel, video games or sandlot baseball—and love it nearly to the point of obsession. And so it is with ...

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Longest Married Couple Project accepting nominations

Beginning on Valentine’s Day, nominations are being accepted for the 10th annual Longest Married Couple Project sponsored by the Worldwide Marriage Encounter. Nominations will continue through May 15, with state and national ...

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National Marriage Week USA observed now through Valentine’s Day

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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, National Marriage Week USA begins on February 7 and continues through February 14. National Marriage Week USA is a national movement promoting education about the benefits ...

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New book is about the ‘Characters of Christmas’

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With its sparkly lights, piles of gifts, and heartwarming sentiments, it’s easy to become caught up in the flurry of activity at Christmas, forgetting about Who is at the center of it ...

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Kindness is key to a more peace-filled world

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control”—Galatians 5:22-23 Did you know you have the power to turn someone’s day around? And, in the ...

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What’s happening with my adult children?

Maybe you are a parent with teenagers or adult children that are living destructive lives.  Can you identify with this dad and mom? “Pastor Miller, thanks for coming over on short notice.  ...

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When does character develop in children?

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There are few things in life that a Christian parent hopes for more than to pass on to their children the same principles and character values they live by. Character doesn’t just ...

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‘The Farewell’ explores the fibs one family tells in love

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Is there ever such a thing as a good lie? Even when it’s told as part of a farewell? Billi, a struggling young artist in Brooklyn, isn’t so sure. I mean, yes, ...

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What is a Real Man?

What is a real man? Esquire magazine published the article, “How to be a Man.” The author wrote a series of proverbs on manliness.  One stated, “A man knows how to lose ...

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Stephen Curry film: Love over hate after Emanuel Church massacre

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Four years ago, 21-year-old Dylann Roof walked into Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina. He sat down for a Bible study, then shot and killed nine people. His goal was ...

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The cure for our culture of contempt: Love your enemies

New York Times bestselling author and economist Arthur C. Brooks says America is being ripped apart by bitterness and contempt, fomented by public bullies and self-interested leaders – but following the plan ...

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Couple dies holding hands after 56 years of marriage

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A Michigan couple whose family described as inseparable in life died hours apart while holding hands earlier this month. The daughters of the storybook couple, Will and Judy Webb, who died on March ...

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Choosing to love and forgive

This is not a February valentine column about a love between a man and woman.  Rather, it is about a complex love between a father and son. Recently, my wife and I ...

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Video: Chris Pratt talks Prophet Daniel and fasting on Colbert

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Popular Christian actor Chris Pratt is responding to critics who are attacking his church’s biblical beliefs about sexuality. The criticism comes after he appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and ...

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What is true love? Here’s what the Bible has to say

Do you want to know what true love is supposed to look like? Why not turn to the author of love for advice? The best place to turn is often the most ...

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Modern day ‘Lassie’ breaks out, runs to get police and saves family

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The spirit of Lassie lives in a dog named Sadie who broke out of her house to save her owner’s life. On Wednesday, Feb. 6, the 60-pound pit bull named Sadie was ...

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