Unlikely Messiah

If you could custom-order a messiah, it probably wouldn’t be Jesus. In His day, He did not fit the popular idea of a savior — and still doesn’t by many people today. Consider this unlikely Messiah: HE HAD AN UNLIKELY BIRTH He wasn’t born in a palace to wealthy or...

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Monopoly of Hope

It’s been a tough week. Three young men whom I knew — in their 20s and 30s — tragically died, all within days of each another. One took his life; another overdosed; the last passed away in his sleep. On Sunday morning, I showed up at the church where the first two men were active...

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Don’t Overlook This!

Did the resurrection of Christ really happen? Lee Strobel didn’t think so. When his wife started attending church, Lee set out to debunk this audacious claim of Christianity. Using his investigative reporting skills, he interviewed theologians, pastors, archaeologists, medical doctors and professors. In the end, he came to a conclusion he...

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Easter Brings Death

  Easter Sunday 2016 is in the books, and it’s a safe bet that if you attended church, you heard a message on resurrection. The most important day on the Christian calendar is about an empty tomb, a risen Savior and new life. But Easter also brings death. As the...

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Reunion

  Could you imagine being reunited with a child that you thought was long-dead? That was the unbelievable situation that Zella Jackson Price found herself in after meeting a daughter she hadn’t seen for nearly a half-century. When Price gave birth in a Missouri hospital in 1965, she was informed...

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Saturday Mourning

  Now’s the time for mirth and play,Saturday’s an holiday;Praise to heaven unceasing yield,I’ve found a lark’s nest in the field. Christopher Smart, Hymns for the Amusement of Children  I don’t know about you, but finding a bird’s nest on the ground wouldn’t excite me like it once did. When...

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Signs of the Season

  Ah, spring! That season when, as the American writer e.e. cummings put it, “the earth laughs in flowers.” Here in the Lone Star State, there are two seasons that I cherish: autumn, because it finally brings cool weather after the hellish heat of a Texas summer and spring, which summons green growth following...

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