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Why God Doesn’t Seem to Answer All Our Prayers

The first Thursday of May each year is the National Day of Prayer; an appropriate American celebration, given how many Americans pray regularly. A recent Pew Research Religious Landscape Study found that most of us – 55% – pray every day, and more than three quarters of us (75%) pray …

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The Good News for Christians From An Otherwise Bleak Pew Study

I’ve been tracking the decline of Christianity in America ever since serving as a youth pastor in the early 2000’s. Even back then I couldn’t help but notice the astonishing rate at which young Christians were leaving the Church. The polls have been consistent about this, and the latest Pew …

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Chrissy Teigen Is “Not Good with the Bible,” Just Like Most… Christians

On Easter Sunday, NBC aired Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert, featuring John Legend as Jesus. After watching one of the rehearsals earlier in the week, Legend’s girlfriend, Chrissy Teigen, tweeted: “John said there would be leopards today. But it’s lepers. I uh, am not good with the Bible.” Teigen’s …

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What Ancestry DNA Kits Reveal About God, Our Past, and the Way Forward

Fortune reported recently that “DNA test kits are blowing up in popularity.” More people than ever are interested in discovering their ethnic heritage. 23andMe (the DNA testing company named after the 23 chromosome pairs that make up the human genome) has already performed over 5 million genetic tests for people …

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Why the Christian Worldview Explains Our Obsession with “Fake News”

Mark Twain is credited with saying that “A lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on,” and a new Massachusetts Institute of Technology study confirmed this is still the case today. The Cambridge Dictionary defines “fake news” as “false stories that appear to …

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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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