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  • The Summer of My Discontent

    I recently heard an interview with Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. They are the authors of the Freakonomics books, with the latest being, Think Like a Freak. Their books feature unconventional analysis and interesting stories. During the interview, they were asked, “What question …

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  • Black Mass

    The Black Mass… and Hope

    Two recent articles caught my attention in regards to our faith in contemporary culture. Writing in the outstanding publication, First Things, scholar Timothy George shared that the Cultural Studies Club at Harvard plans to host a “black mass” at the university’s Memorial Hall. George says, “A …

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  • Rubik

    There’s Only One Solution

    There are some important staff changes I would like to inform you about, but first there is an anniversary that may have slipped by you. Forty years ago, in the spring of 1974, the Rubik’s cube was invented by an unknown Hungarian-born architect and professor …

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  • Dawkins

    God Moves in a Mysterious Way

    There is an old hymn that says, “God moves in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform.” There are so many ways this has proven true over the years, but I would like to call your attention to a couple of surprising contemporary examples. First, …

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  • Beyonce

    Most Influential

    Time Magazine recently came out with their list of the 100 most influential people in the world. On the top of the list was pop singer Beyoncé Knowles (apparently pictured in her underwear on the cover). Okay, this list is very much a matter of …

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  • Beyond Judgement Web

    Beyond Judgment

    Pursuing Truth… This week’s message about judgement brought up some bad memories, and it also got me thinking. If you missed it, you can listen to it on Crosswalk’s Website. One of the things that hit me was the video of people telling their stories of …

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  • Heaven

    Why They Don’t Like Church… and More!

    Special thanks to all who helped with THE HUNT! We blessed hundreds of kids in our community and their families by providing a safe and fun Easter Egg hunt that featured face-painting, carnival games, refreshments, and a sand art craft through which the gospel was …

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  • Two Men Died at 33

    Two dynamic young men died at the age of 33. One was Jesus of Nazareth and the other was Alexander the Great. Alexander lived a privileged life. As a boy, he was personally tutored by Aristotle. He was a man of great wealth and power. …

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  • The Christian Penumbra

    March Madness is over. For the non-sport fans, this is a reference to college basketball’s single elimination tournaments which leads to the crowning of a national champion. One joke in religious circles involves Pope Francis being so hip and cool that he now refers to …

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  • Book of Ages

    Leanna and I just returned from almost three weeks in South America visiting the Hernandez family. Between ministry time in the Tacumbu Prison and family time, I was able to read four books. The first three were a trilogy of young adult novels by Veronica …

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