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Back to the Future Again

Recently I noticed one of the cable networks promoted a marathon of the Marty McFly movies, Back to the Future. The first in the series was fun, but IMHO, things went downhill after that.

(Frankly, I think the word "sequel" is roughly equivalent to "entropy," confirming the Second Law of Thermodynamics with very few exceptions.   For me, the BTTF films proved the sequelian theory: each successive movie is worse than the one before.)

So, I wasn't interested in joining the marathon . . . until they reminded me of one critical piece of movie trivia.  The "future" date on the DeLorean's ...

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Blog Review | Parables: The Mysteries of God's Kingdom Revealed Through the Stories Jesus Told


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"Dim lighting.

The pulpit is totally gone, replaced by a stage and screen.

The key staff people are those whose main task is directing

the drama team or film crew.

Telling storiesmore hospitable, more meaningful,

more genteel than brute facts or unambiguous truth claims.

Tell a story.  Jesus did it."

And in the opening pages, John MacArthur holds no punches in setting the tone for what he ...

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A Non-Threatening Gospel Presentation ... Doesn't Exist!

Bible-faith-sharing-john-sorensenIf you've been watching the news or listening to talk radio, you no doubt have heard of Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed in contempt of court for not issuing marriage licenses to homosexual couples.  This article is not about the appropriateness of her actions or the larger issue of religious liberty.  Rather, it is about the absolute hatred unleashed upon Kim Davis for her Christian convictions by the Secular Left and a culture that is increasingly hostile to Christianity.  Kim Davis was mocked as a hypocrite for being previously married and divorced multiple times before ...

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A Decade of Daily Light for Daily Living®

The Bible teaches that wisdom is extremely valuable.   As seasons of life come and go, as my children become young adults and as I experience the passing of years, the more wisdom I seek  . . . solid, Biblical wisdom. 

I have two favorite Bible verses about wisdom -- Job 12:12 reads, "With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding."  I also appreciate what Proverbs 13:20 says about wisdom, "He who walks with wise men will be wise."

While I may not "walk" with spiritual giants like Anne Graham Lotz, I do spend time with her as she shares ...

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The Best Kind of Lemonade


Can you imagine getting engaged and planning out the whole wedding only to discover that it would be called off entirely last minute?

In a recent feature of "The Mercy Minute®," Don Stephens talks about Phil Laboon, CEO of an internet marketing company, who went through just that.  He lost his bride and his $15,000 dream wedding went down the drain.

Phil, however, decided to make the best out of a heartbreaking situation.  He turned the wedding reception into a charity event benefitting Surgicorps International, an organization that provides free "medical care to disadvantaged individuals around the world". 

Phil ...

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Focus on the Family Unites Students in Celebration of Religious Freedom

Bring Your Bible to School Day Focus on the Family

Excitement is building for "Bring Your Bible to School Day" -- held this year on October 8th!  Last week, listeners to the Focus on the Family daily broadcast heard mom, Tracey Garrell, share how she is equipping her children to express their faith in culture.  Plus, it was announced award-winning Christian band Newsboys is joining forces with Bring Your Bible to School Day!

Students have a right to bring their Bibles to school.  Here's four things you can do to help empower them to celebrate religious freedom and share God's hope with friends.

  1. Encourage students to sign up at ...
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