Living Dangerously

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Jay Sekulow’s ACLU periodically has to defend a student whose Bible has been confiscated at school and/or the student has been told it’s forbidden to talk about Jesus there, even during free time like recess. Here’s one such report about a fourth grader. I can’t help wanting to take advantage of this kind of situation to turn it on its…

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Not Always What They Seem

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My church has recently used Michael W. Smith’s song “Surrounded (Fight My Battles),” just singing a few rounds of the two repeating lines. It seems to have had a profound effect on the congregation. Here’s my take on why: We are in a battle, soldiers in a spiritual battle. It’s good to acknowledge that. Paul likens Timothy to “a good…

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“Don’t Mess with Me!” Clothes

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It was tough going at the office. You can probably imagine: There were orders coming down from people who had no clue about the implications of their decisions. The coworkers with the most experience (in any given category) were excluded from meetings where their input was most needed. Impossible deadlines had been determined—but the hands-on people weren’t consulted… In such…

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Keep Playing Defense

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March 14, 2018, wrapped up another great college basketball season! University of Cincinnati has always been known for defense. But this year much notice was given to the fact that Coach Cronin had maybe the best offensive team of his tenure. That’s why it was interesting that whenever Coach was asked to comment on the offense, he still insisted on…

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