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Happy Blessing New Year!

When Rick and Melissa Hinnant met, they certainly didn’t represent a sound financial template for a successful marriage. According to CBN.com, “Melissa was in real estate. Rick had been living on credit cards, trying to start a number of businesses, and was $80,000 in debt.” Rick started from where he was financially to try to […]

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A Christmas Adventure: Unwrapping Christmas

The Bible tells us in James 1:17 that, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above.” John 3:16 says: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son…” God gave! This year’s Faith Radio Advent Guide is built around a consideration of God’s gifts. A topic and Scripture can […]

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Finish the Race

Eliza Fletcher was a dedicated runner from Memphis who had qualified for the Boston Marathon. Her devotion to running motivated her to get up early and train diligently. Early on a September Friday morning, she went on a run to start her day. Per­haps you’re familiar with the story by now – she was allegedly […]

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Dominoes

The longest-reigning monarch in British history, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away on September 8 at the age of 96. Just two days before, she had appointed Liz Truss as Prime Minister, replacing Boris Johnson as Prime Minister, who had resigned from his position. It is certainly a time of transition, even upheaval, in the British […]

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Hat Trick

In sports such as hockey or soccer, if a team or individual scores three goals, it has performed what is called a “hat trick.” In the most recent term of the U.S. Supreme Court, there was a “hat trick” that occurred in the arena of religious freedom. In one case, Shurtleff v. Boston, the right […]

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Restored Right

In the words of the Declaration of Independence, we find these powerful phrases that echo through the annals of time: “We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness–That […]

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A Winsome Strategy to
Win-Some for Jesus
in a Negative World

There has been some rhetorical debate centered on social media regarding the use of the word, “winsome.” Dictionary.com gives this definition: “sweetly or innocently charming; winning; engaging…”I believe it’s been said that if you are “winsome,” then, in the Christian sense, you could “win some” to Jesus. In an article by First Things associate editor […]

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Anti-Social (Media)?

We will likely have social media with us for years to come, but there are signs that younger users of social media platforms may be souring.  A Faithwire story stated: Zoomers — those born in the late 1990s and early 2000s — are turning their backs on TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram, leaving behind what many […]

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - FEBRUARY 09: Hundreds of truck drivers and their supporters block the streets of downtown Ottawa as part of a convoy of protesters against COVID-19 mandates in Canada on February 09, 2022 in Ottawa, Ontario. The protesters, whose goals and demands have shifted as more conservative and right-wing groups become involved, are entering their 13th day of blockading the area around the Parliament building. Over 400 vehicles have now joined the convoy which has forced businesses to close and unnerved residents. A state of emergency has been called in Ottawa as police and local officials decide on how best to bring the event to an end.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Right Ideology?

The Freedom Convoy in Canada came to an unceremonious end a few months ago, as the Canadian government cracked down on protesters physically in the capital city of Ottawa. The new police chief there had promised that participants in the protest against government over-reach, including COVID vaccine mandates, would continue to face retaliation. So would […]

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Church: Made to Order?

We do not come to Christ on our own terms; we come to Him, recognizing that we are sinners in need of a Savior. And, ideally, we don’t participate in the local church on our own terms – certainly, we can select areas of teaching and ministries, but by affiliating with a local church, we […]