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No GQ, the Bible is not Racist, Sexist or Boring

Recently, the editors of GQ (Gentlemen’s Quarterly online) released its list of 21 Books You Don’t Have to Read. They boldly claimed, “…not all the Great Books have aged well. Some are racist and some are sexist, but most are just really, really boring. So we—and a group of un-boring …

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Japan’s Secret to Long Life Was Never Really a Secret

The Guinness Book of World Records recently identified Masazo Nonakaas of Japan as the oldest living man. He is over 112 years old. Japan has the highest life expectancy in the world, and some contribute this longevity to a Japanese concept known as “Ikigai,” roughly translated from two words: “iki” …

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Three “Creepy” Christian Principles We Can Learn from Chick-fil-A

A recent article at the New Yorker lamented the opening of the largest Chick-fil-A in the world, a twelve thousand square foot storefront located on Fulton Street in New York City. The author of the article, Dan Piepenbring, described the arrival of Chick-fil-A as a “creepy infiltration of New York …

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Woman Says It’s a Miracle Her Wallet Blocked Bullets – Why Not Believe Her?

In a recent incident in Tennessee, a woman claimed her purse and wallet were used miraculously by God. As the woman and her husband were pulling into the parking lot of their apartment, they heard “popping” sounds. After getting out of their car, they saw several bullet holes on one …

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The Best Reason to Celebrate Earth Day: There’s No Place Like Home

On April 22nd, 1970, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day to raise awareness about environmental pollution. Nearly a half century later, Earth Day has reportedly become a global event, attracting nearly 1 billion people to service projects and celebrations. Over these past 50 years or so, scientists have been …

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Why Winning the Lottery Is Dangerous

Not long ago, a single ticketholder won the Pennsylvania Powerball jackpot valued at 456.7 million dollars, becoming an instant millionaire like few others in the history of state lotteries. Are you feeling a bit envious? Don’t be. Winning the lottery can be bad for your health, in more ways than …

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You Can Ban All the Symbols, But Without God, There Wouldn’t Be a Classroom

Across the country, school districts are removing symbols of religious belief. In Kenosha Wisconsin, for example, school authorities recently told a fourth-grade teacher to remove any “Christian symbolism” from her classroom, including a picture of the American flag that displayed the words “God Bless America.” In Glendale Arizona, school officials …

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The Shifts Behind the Shootings

During briefings as a patrol officer, I scanned the crime reports from the prior week, looking for patterns, trends and changes. If, for example, I discovered an increase in car burglaries on the west side of town, I would ask the simple question: What shifted in the past few weeks …

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