Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor

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For lovers of statistics, the Declaration of Independence is a document of 1,322 words; if you are a stickler for accuracy, the Declaration was adopted on July 4, 1776 and signed on August 2 by 51 men (five more would sign later). The final sentence; the uniting statement likely designed to cement the seriousness of the signers’ resolve, reads, “And …

When Pigs Fly (Because, They Do)

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BY KIRK WALDEN–When we consider talking about our faith, we can be intimidated. I am, that’s for sure. We–and I’m talking about “me” here–come up with hundreds of reasons why we can’t effectively share what we believe.  Here are a few: “I don’t know enough yet.” “I might get something wrong.” “There might be some difficult questions I can’t answer.” …

One Step Changes the World

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“World Changer.” By definition–and I’ve worked hard on this–a world changer is one who . . . changes the world. No applause, please, for my tireless laboring on this topic, at least not yet. The fact is, I’m good at this definition stuff; it just comes naturally. But as we look at world changers, let’s focus on those who change the world …

Google’s No-Doodle Easter

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Checking the news Monday morning, a story on Fox News captured me. Apparently–though I had not noticed–Google had no “doodle” for Easter Sunday. A “doodle” is when the search engine giant plays with its logo to highlight a holiday, which we routinely see on Earth Day, Martin Luther King’s birthday and other occasions. Quick fact: On Sunday, Google did insert …

One Small Step for Rahab

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By faith Rahab the harlot did not perish along with those who were disobedient, after she had welcomed the spies in peace. Hebrews 11:31   Faith–real faith–can get messy. Because sometimes, faith doesn’t fit in our checklist of “Christian Disciplines” or even The Ten Commandments. So, let’s talk about Rahab. The harlot. The woman who ran around giving herself to …