“Teaching is like a mirror. It can show you if your face is dirty, but the mirror will not wash your face.”
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Jaron Lanier on Social Media
“I can’t call them social networks anymore. I call them behavior modification empires.”
When Cicero spoke, the people said, “He spoke well.” When Demosthenes spoke, the people said, “Let us march.” Topics Illustrated Include: History Preacher Preaching Quotes Standards Taking Action Teaching…
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Does Christianity Work?
Millions of people around the world have wrestled with this very issue. With everything that hangs in the balance, it’s easy to see why so many take the question so seriously.
Apparently, even Adolf Hitler had come to a conclusion on the matter.
When a young man is “inked” by a gang, the tattoo signifies his adoption into a new family – one that’s often violent and criminally-minded. The tattoo is nothing short of a claim on the kid’s life by his fellow gang members.
So one priest in Los Angeles is removing kids from gangs by removing their tattoos.
Most people prefer their bowls, plates, and cups unbroken; after all, they paid good money for their wares. For obvious reasons, most people prefer their lives unbroken, as well.
But in the art form known as kintsugi, broken is definitely better.
Though he was a football player on his middle school team, Keith Orr was not destined for athletic glory. He weighed a mere 95 pounds and had a learning disorder.
But everything changed when his teammates started plotting….
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Coming to Christ…Kicking and Screaming
Do you remember your conversion experience – the moment you realized your need of a Savior and committed your life to Him? Were you in a church? At a spiritual retreat? Among close friends? Were you overjoyed? Grateful? At peace?
Regardless of the circumstances, your conversion was probably nothing like that of C. S. Lewis.
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A Life-Changing Phone Call
When the phone rang in Larry’s office, Bryan, a movie producer in Hollywood, was on the other end asking for some help on behalf of a troubled friend named Mark. Larry obliged and hung up the phone.
But when he picked up the phone to call Mark, there’s no way Larry could have known what was about to happen.
Pierre-Paul Thomas was born blind. For him, life was reduced to little more than grey shapes that only varied in size and shade. Then, in his mid-sixties, he suffered an accident that would totally change his life…for the better.
Trust me. You won’t see this one coming.