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The Bible Says What? The Best Pep Talk Ever #14

Is Joshua 1 the best pep talk ever? It might be. I can almost imagine Joshua and his best men, his right hands, his lieutenants who he is counting on to aid him in taking on this mammoth responsibility of … Continue reading

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The Bible Says What? Saved By Grace… in the OT (Deut. 7-12) #13

The Bible is full of verses to inspire and challenge, but some leave me shaking my head. I can see the complete arc of humanity’s story spread over the course of Genesis to Revelation, but one of the subjects that … Continue reading

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The Bible Says What? Impress Your Children … ? #13

Picking up The Bible Says What? in Deuteronomy 6, I’m struck by verses 6:4-9 but not for the reasons I normally am.  The Shema (“love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength”) … Continue reading

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Lecrae’s “Unashamed”: Autobiography From the Heart

Almost a decade ago, one of my college students told me I should be checking out Lecrae’s music. A fan of rock, rap, hip-hop, and R&B, I finally got around to listening to the album I’d been referred to; within … Continue reading

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Steve Berry’s The 14th Colony

The eleventh novel in Steve Berry’s novels about Cotton Malone and the Magellan Billet finds Malone’s crew chasing a Russian arming himself with long-lost nuclear devices from the Cold War. Against the backdrop of the presidential transition, the story plays … Continue reading

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Harlan Coben’s “Fool Me Once”: Secrets are Hard to Keep

In the latest novel by thriller writer Harlan Coben, Maya Burkett struggles with the murders of her husband, Joe, and her sister, Claire. She’s still suffering from PTSD related to her combat experience in the Middle East, and the violence she … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Finish Strong (Matthew 25:31-46)

Today, we’re going to look at finishing the race – finishing strong. We’ll look at Jesus’ teaching about the sheep and the goats, and consider the real-life testimonials of people who are running the race as best they know how. … Continue reading

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