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Work and Poverty: Lessons from Ruth, part 2

Our first installment ended by noting Naomi’s bitterness of soul upon returning to Israel, a widow bereft of her children. But what did Ruth do? And what about Boaz? Naomi heard that the famine had lifted in Israel, so she and Ruth returned to her village. Hebrew law required the

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Why Does Anyone Do Good?

The grainy screen grab captures a heroic moment in Dallas, Texas, last month. A woman on a motorcycle was hit by a vehicle and dragged underneath. She was saved when police officers, firefighters and witnesses lifted the car and pulled her to safety. Police officers and firefighters are supposed to

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Culture: Where the Physical and Spiritual Converge

God made humankind to be culture makers, and it matters a great deal what kind of culture we create. Whatever our vocation, whatever domain we are called to, as Christians our work is ultimately to create kingdom culture—culture that reflects the true nature and character of God. Our charge as

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Without Structure There’s No Art

Francis Schaeffer’s book, The God Who is There, introduced me to the intersection of Christianity and the arts. He wrote about the influence of art in Western society, a theme further developed in his later book, Art and the Bible: What is the place of art in the Christian life? Is art- especially

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Les Miserables and the Power of a Balladeer

In a previous post I wrote about Les Miserables as a platform for understanding the impact of one’s worldview on how we perceive truth. But the experience of viewing the movie included, for me, a deeper level. How do we explain the power of this production to impart hope in

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Tchaikovsky From the Trash: Classical Music for Paraguay’s Poor Kids!

Recently my daughter, Maryrose Young, sent me a short video of the LandFill Harmonic orchestra. The  inspirational video powerful depicts the imago Dei humanity of the poorest of the poor. Men, women, and children who live and work in a garbage dump discover the treasure of classical music, a little taste of the

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The Book that Made Your World

Our good friend Vishal Mangalwadi recently released his latest, and arguably most significant book to date: The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civiliation. We feel so strongly about the book that we purchased a case just so we could make them available to friends

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For Every Little Miracle …

Here’s an amazing pro-life video… from Pampers! – Scott Allen placehold  

Hand That Rocks the Cradle, part 3 of 4

Darrow’s third lecture from The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Rules the World will demonstrate that: Maternal feminism focuses on nurture, connectedness, interdependence, values necessary for the nurturing of human beings and building a healthy society. Egalitarian feminism is radically individualistic and focuses on self and relentless work as a

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Beauty As a Moral Necessity

Cynthia Pearl Maus (1880-1970) was an author and editor who inspired many with her writing on beauty and the arts. We are so accustomed to thinking of beauty as merely decorative and ornamental that we forget that beauty is a moral necessity. God wrought beauty in the structure of the

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