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Testing Meth

Let’s say you bought some meth in a recent drug deal. Let’s say you smoked it and didn’t like it. Then let’s say you wanted to get the meth’s purity tested. Who would you call for that “service”? Probably NOT…

Jaron Lanier on Social Media

“I can’t call them social networks anymore. I call them behavior modification empires.”

Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Moe!

When faced with the problems that so often plague life, many people search the Bible for instruction, hope, or solutions. That’s definitely a good idea. But exactly how they search for that help in the pages of God’s Word might…

(UnHoly) Smokes!

In November of 2017, the Vatican announced it would stop the sale of cigarettes in its duty free shop and supermarket. Pope Francis claimed, “The Holy See cannot contribute to an activity that clearly damages the health of people.” (Evidently,…

“What Are You Doing Here?”

Martin Niemöller was a Lutheran pastor in Germany when the Second World War began. He is immortalized for being the one who said, “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a Socialist.…

Fighting for an Enemy’s Forgiveness

An outspoken Patriot, Michael Widman hated the British with a passion. However, the Revolutionary War era tavern owner would find himself accused of treason against America and be sentenced to death. One man would step forward to help…but Widman hated…

Removing Warnings

Stop signs serve a really important purpose: they warn drivers they’re approaching danger. But what happens if a stop sign isn’t where it’s supposed to be? What happens if there’s no warning? Sadly, our entire nation learned that grim lesson…

Keeping Up with the Joneses

Ahh…the lottery. That extra tax on people who are really bad at math. Many believe it’d be great to hit the jackpot, or at least know the winner who strikes it rich. But according to research, you probably want to…

Stealing…With Nothing to Show For It

Augustine of Hippo, better known as St. Augustine, wasn’t always a “saint.” In fact, in one of his most famous books, Confessions, the ancient church father bared his soul and outlined his many sinful thoughts, words, and deeds. One story…

Hunting With the Mother-in-Law

John, an avid outdoorsman and hunter, eventually got the opportunity of a lifetime: a big game hunting safari in Africa. His wife had just one simple request. She wanted to go along…and take her mother. It’d be a trip John…

Daily Reminder of Failure

Have you ever failed at something and then had to live with the consequences? Jerry Lynn has. He suffered a comical misstep with a simple home repair and he now gets a daily reminder of his failures. It comes at…

Runner Up Rings

Tony La Russa has made a name for himself in the game of baseball as a player, a manager, and an executive. He’s been a part of minor league teams…and World Series teams. But his success has never led to…