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“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ ” — Matthew 25:21 Jonathan Edwards is best known for his sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” and his…

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“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). By recognizing and believing in God’s sovereignty, even over Satan’s work, our perspective is transformed. As a child, before my mom baked a cake, she’d lay the ingredients on the kitchen counter.…

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It’s not at all unusual for some folks to express their concern and indeed their frustration when a particular holiday sort of steps on their toes. If you are all alone on Valentine’s Day that can be kind of hard, if you are without a job and times are tough and you are in the…

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I am not a crier. I’m the kind of person who naturally keeps that stiff upper lip, and there isn’t much that causes my emotions to ride too high or to sink too low. It’s probably the Canadian in me. And yet there is this one thing I do on a regular basis that almost…

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter can still command people’s attention. His 2009 column on why he quit his church for women’s rights  — “Losing my religion over equality”  —  has abruptly gone viral. Carter, 90, a Nobel Peace laureate and longtime human rights champion, has campaigned to end violence and discrimination against women since leaving…

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K.P. Yohannan, in his powerful book, No Longer A Slumdog, seeks to help the people of Asia. He makes a striking comparison between life in America and the slums of developing countries: “After a risky home delivery on the dirt floor of the family shack, you were dried off with a dirty rag or an old…

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Gluten-free food is an exploding sector of the grocery industry. It now accounts for more than $10 billion in annual sales in the United States, largely built on ensuring there is no flour in a product. For some, gluten-free food protects them from health complications related to Celiac disease (though Mayo Clinic estimates less than…

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See? Even Oprah says so. And goodness knows she’s a theologian. Everyone’s a theologian because everyone thinks something about God, even if your thought about him is that you think he’s not real. Everyone operates with a theology. There are Christian theologians, Buddhist theologians, Muslim theologians, Atheist theologians, and all other sorts. You’re a theologian. For the Christian,…

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When a prophet calls down fire from heaven, it’s wise to stand to the side. That’s how I felt a few weeks ago when John Perkins, the revered preacher and civil rights activist, brought up prosperity gospel pastor Creflo Dollar during a live interview I was conducting with Perkins at a summit on racial reconciliation.…

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