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The Lie in Religious Self-Denial

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The call of the average Christian life is all about giving up and sacrificing one’s desires—often times our greatest desires and passions—to a bitter death on a cross with Jesus. It’s really pretty depressing, the thought of giving up what you love most…forever. It’s easy to see why so many Christians feel more like victims instead of victors. This used to be my story…

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The Word of the Day Century is Revolution

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Never in history has there been the opportunities for change like we have today. There’s a sense of global dissatisfaction with injustice, discrimination, poverty, and oppression, and there are the tools in place to give the once silent majority a voice. I can’t help but think, in addition to the many protests and movements of day, that one more overturn is needed—the overturn of the biggest lie of religious history. You can practically hear it rumbling and whistling down the tracks of time. It’s the sound of a Revolution! Read more…

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My Book…My Latest Isaac

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There have been two Isaacs in my life to date, God-given blessings and complete miracles, that He asked me to give back. These were all costly things that I loved deeply, passionately. The third Isaac was presented to me recently, my book One Million Arrows. Find out the story…

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See You Soon, Papa

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While some of the world is now celebrating the annual Festival of Lights (Hanukah), many of the rest of us are grieving the loss of a great light in our lives and in our world. On December 4, 2010, a bright light and love faded from this earth when M.A. Thomas—Papa—died in his native India homeland. For those of you who know me, you know about Papa. For those of you who don’t, Papa was an adoptive father to more than 15,000 orphaned and abandoned children in India since beginning his work with orphans in the 70s. Read this tribute and please consider how you might help to continue his legacy this Christmas season…

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Wasted Love

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Have you ever met people “of the world” who exemplify sacrificial and sincere love? Of course you have, so have I. I know lots of people who claim no affiliation to Christianity who have very loving marriages, loving families, and who serve their communities and friends with a love that would readily lay down their lives for others. What do you think is God’s take on these people? Is their love for others a waste in God’s economy?

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Is God On Our Side?

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When Greg Mortenson went to Pakistan to climb K2, he never expected that his crushing failure to summit one mountain (he had to quit 600 meters before the top to rescue a co-climber) would result in the successful conquering of an even greater mountain. Find out about the man who has changed Pakistan, as well as what he can teach us about “who’s side God is on” in the religious battles waging in the world.

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