Iraqi Christians in Exile
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In the sixth century B.C., God’s people were forcibly dislocated from Judea to Babylon, capital of the land between the two great rivers Tigris and Euphrates. In one of the bitter ironies of history, God’s people today are being forcibly dislocated away from the land between the rivers. Psalm 137’s lament is being sung again, but with exiles going in the other direction. As we slide past the 13th anniversary of 9/11, every Christian with a pulse has to be... Read More
Google Takes On Death
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Silicon Valley may soon need to be renamed to Immortal Alley. Last week, Dr. Joon Yun—an interesting combination of radiologist and hedge fund manager—announced the Palo Alto Longevity Prize. Offering a $1 million carrot from his personal wealth, he introduced The Prize by saying, “I feel it’s inevitable that we’re going to solve aging.” Within one day, teams worldwide were signing up for the race to hack the aging code. Stanford professor James Doty suggested that—through science and technology—people will... Read More
#TEBOWTIME is back!
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Tim Tebow’s back on your TV screen as of today. But you won’t find him in a football jersey anymore. Think business suit plus TV makeup. Yes, Tebow has joined the nation’s #1 team—for morning shows, that is—ABC’s Good Morning America. He'll be on the show a couple of times a month with a new segment called #MotivateMeMonday. Do you think Tim Tebow ever dreamed of becoming a newscaster when he was a little boy? Doubtful. The first college sophomore... Read More
Ray, What Were You Thinking?
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He got away with the first video footage. Ray Rice is an All-Pro running back for the Baltimore Ravens. He wears a 2013 Super Bowl ring. Video recorded outside an elevator in the Revel Casino in Atlantic City in February showed him dragging his unconscious fiancée, Janay Palmer, through the elevator doors. After some procedural commotion, he received a two-game suspension. Somehow the celebrity news show TMZ obtained additional footage, which allegedly the NFL main office has had for many... Read More
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Apparently “Brangelina” (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) just tied the knot. I don’t know if I’m embarrassed or proud to say I found this out a couple weeks after the fact only because a friend brought it up. While I may not be the type to gush over the latest celebrity wedding, weddings and marriage have been on my mind a lot lately. We’ve received over a dozen wedding invitations this summer, and this week marks our third wedding anniversary. As... Read More
Osteen Faux Pas
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Victoria Osteen caused quite the brouhaha when she spoke to her church recently. She told the people in attendance: “I just want to encourage every one of us to realize when we obey God, we’re not doing it for God. I mean, that’s one way to look at it. We’re doing it for ourselves, because God takes pleasure when we are happy. That’s the thing that gives him the greatest joy. So, I want you to know this morning—Just do... Read More
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“Getting sick made me realize that I’ve been sleepwalking through my life. I’m awake for the first time and don’t want to fall back into numbness again.” As I read these words in a self-improvement book last week, I was struck with a feeling of restlessness. We’ve all heard some sort of variation of the popular question, “What would you do if you knew today was your last day to live?” There’s even a country song, Tim McGraw’s “Live Like... Read More
After Tiller
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On Monday, September 1, thanks to its airing of After Tiller, PBS has brought the issue of late-term abortion back to the forefront. Now the topic is making its way around social media. I read every single page of the PBS site about this documentary and came away sad and disturbed. Disturbed by abortion providers who, though they say they are conflicted, also say they are proud of the service they provide. Disturbed that society has convinced women that abortion... Read More
A White Guy Talks About Ferguson
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Without a doubt race is the tenderest subject in America’s nation conversation. It is always charged with emotion, and after August’s sad drama in Ferguson, Missouri, it is now emotionally supercharged. When Al Sharpton shows up, you know it’s a big deal. You can lose your job if you utter publicly politically incorrect opinions. Sean Bergin was a reporter for TV News 12 New Jersey. Commenting on the death of a police officer shot by an African-American man, Bergin offered... Read More
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Check out Linda's first video blog as she takes on the Ice Bucket Challenge!           Read More