Forgiveness: A Short Story

Forgiveness: A Short Story

Everyone was staring at me. This was what I hated most about moving to a new school, the very first day. I shuffled nervously beside the teacher’s desk, keeping my green eyes to the floor, and fiddling with a piece of my long, dark blonde hair as the teacher began...

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Meditating on “Les Mis”: The Stars of Javert

Meditating on “Les Mis”: The Stars of Javert

Assuming that you are not just now awaking from a coma, you have probably seen or at least heard of the 2012 production of the classic musical Les Miserables, known to its many fans simply as “Les Mis”.  It was of course justly famous even before Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne...

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Evangelize Orthodoxy with Stronger Youth Groups

Evangelize Orthodoxy with Stronger Youth Groups

Teen pregnancy, pornography, moral decay, broken families, sexual abuse, drug addiction, eating disorders…these are just some of the crises facing our youth today. How is your church responding? Or, are they looking the other way? We may have the one, true faith, but we are losing our youth. I don’t...

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The Real Meaning of Religion

The Real Meaning of Religion

It’s not a bad word. Recently, I was in a leadership training class. We were directed to pick one thing that most influenced our interactions with the world around us. The choices were: age, income level, gender, education, etc. We weren’t given much time to think about our choice. I...

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Speaking the Language of Canaan

Speaking the Language of Canaan

Hidden away in the middle of the Book of Isaiah is an astounding prophecy. Many people miss it, because it is part of a long section of oracles about the various nations of that day, and not knowing the geography of the ancient near east very well, they tend to...

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