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It Doesn’t Take a Saint

by Kung Fu Zu • Sometimes saints wear bowling shoes

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Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Holidays!

godblessuseveryoneby Leigh Bravo12/21/16
There! I said it and I mean it! I wish everyone a happy experience this Holiday season regardless of your beliefs. The United States is a place that celebrates the freedom of each individual to practice his or her own religious beliefs. More » • (1048 views)

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The ‘Greatest Film of All Time’ Explained

vertigo2by Jon N. Hall12/20/16
The first movie that I ever really “studied” was Alfred Hitchcock’s seminal 1958 masterpiece Vertigo. It was the mid-1980s and I had just read a review of the film by James Loutzenhiser, a Kansas City psychiatrist who moonlighted as a movie critic. More » • (527 views)

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Book Review: The Great Good Thing

greatgoodthingby Rosalys12/19/16
I’ve been a fan of Andrew Klavan for about six or seven years. He is a writer of suspense/detective novels, several of which have been made into movies. I haven’t seen any of the movies, though I have read one book, Don’t Say a Word. More » • (555 views)

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Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!

armoredangelby Deana Chadwell12/19/16
Christmas marks the time when angels sang close enough to the earth that humans could hear them. Shepherds out on the hills outside Jerusalem watching over the flocks of sacrificial lambs must have been terrified at the sight of hundreds of glowing beings streaming at them from out of the cold, black sky. More » • (431 views)

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What is Truth?

ministry-of-truthby Glenn Fairman   12/15/16
Truth has always been accompanied by a doubled-mindedness. It is something that people claim to want, but few can bear. Socrates searched for it. Jesus bore witness to it, and Pilate answered, albeit rhetorically, “What is truth.” Truth is seeing things as they really are and ascribing to them their appropriate valuations. More » • (1135 views)

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Faux News and the Value of Truth

fauxnewsby Deana Chadwell12/13/16
Gold supplies have always been small enough to keep gold valuable. The same is true of Cuban cigars, Russian caviar, and hand-built Italian sports cars. And now we find that the truth – about both particulars and universals More » • (927 views)

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Balancing Act

FederalDebtby Jon N. Hall12/12/16
Convening the States, Cutting the Spending, Goosing the Economy  •  While driving down the Interstate on Nov. 17, I turned on my AM radio and tuned in to Glenn Beck. “The Beckmeister” was interviewing former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). More » • (693 views)

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Twenty Things I Want My Kids to Know

twentyby Stuart Whitman12/12/16
Now that it’s official, it’s time I finish this up and pass it along.  The official part being Will’s acceptance to school. For each of you this has meant a unique opportunity to step out into the world. A beginning. More » • (682 views)

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Job in the Dock

bookofjobby Glenn Fairman   12/11/16
To every life comes a time of sackcloth and ashes, for who has fully escaped those catastrophes that send their torments into our deepest chambers of being? And when life’s walking-wounded level their white hot accusations against the Living God for His silent dereliction of duty More » • (2067 views)

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Have No Fear

olddeskby Anniel12/9/16
Yesterday our grandson Gavin, who is now 10, came over with his dad. He was reading to me from a new book. I complimented him on his improved reading skills and he said, “Yes, but I still have trouble with the words that have lots of cylinders.” More » • (791 views)

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Last Year’s Man

cohenfinalby Glenn Fairman   12/3/16
The Bible tells us in the Gospel of Matthew about a merchant, who having found a pearl of great price, sold all that he had to buy it.  As a seventeen-year boy coming of age in the mid-1970s, I was that merchant, and the late poet-songwriter Leonard Cohen was my treasure. More » • (663 views)

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Nakedness and Necessity

nakedness1by Glenn Fairman   12/2/16
Until we stand naked before the Living God, we shall not have assumed the proper perspective for building the foundations of an everlasting relationship. It ultimately comes down to a question of how vividly and honestly we perceive our need in Him. More » • (452 views)

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