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Jesus instructs us to pray for 'Them' in His Word

Subscriber onlyAt a time when competing sides are doing their best to pit us against one another and demonize those whose positions oppose ours, the timeless truth of God's Word challenges Christ's followers to pray for their enemies and to pray for people in authority over us: specifically, Matthew 5:44 (KJV): "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;" and 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (KJV): "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty." Continue reading...

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How do you treat sunrises?

Subscriber only"Too many of us (dads and kids) take mothers for granted -- not in a careless or callous way, but rather like how we treat sunrises: Even though their beauty is majestic and inspiring, their steady and sure constancy is so comforting that to remark upon it daily seems to cheapen it," says Dana Kelley. An occasional emphasis, however, brings the value of the gift to mind each time it is observed. Continue reading...

Baccalaureate: An important part of graduation

Subscriber onlyIn ancient France, the foot soldiers in the army were called "bas chevaliers," or in the common vernacular "bacheliers." Once these men had been tested in battle, they received the honored title of "baccalarius," one who had struggled in battle and had emerged victorious. Later, this term would be used in the academic world. The "baccalaurius" would be one who had struggled, been tested, and deemed worthy of receiving the "bacca laureus," the crown of achievement, the laurel berry crown of victory. Continue reading...

Can a Christian be a scientist?

Subscriber onlyAn acquaintance in Texas recently wrote and asked a question that I had addressed on page 33 in my book: "Insights on Faith & History." He hasn't read the book, so I copied that section and emailed it to him. Continue reading...