An annual tradition of this column calls attention to the kind of religious inspiration that religion didn’t necessarily request. Suspecting that the cause of these decisions were due to indigestion rather than inspiration, I’ve named them the Bad Burrito Awards.
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For all its exotic stories, strange cultures and colorful characters, the Old Testament is remarkably relevant to our modern world. No matter how odd the story may seem, we can learn valuable lessons about life because God is God and we are humans who are incomplete without God's love and grace.
What happens when a disaster affects our own community? Recent news has been filled with about every type of disaster that can be imagined short of a locust plague. In these times, our churches are challenged to minister in multiple ways.
How do you keep your digital information safe? My advice has always been to install updates, use antivirus software and backup your data. Those who don’t, risk attracting malware that can corrupt files, access your personal information or use your computer to send out spam and more malware.
After his girlfriend leaves him, Steve Martin learns about being viewed differently in the 1984 comedy, The Lonely Guy. In one scene, he dines out, ignored by a crowded room, until he tells the host he is dining alone.
Are you a reader? Many become “distracted adults” — too busy with work, family and social responsibilities to take time to read, despite the benefits. Church and public libraries have staff that can make suggestions based on your interests. As much as librarians love to help people, most don’t encourage calls at home whenever the urge strikes you to find a title! For those times, here are some options.
Recently I was sitting in a church classroom and realized my attention was drawn to a poster on the wall. Was it the art? A snappy headline? Useful information? No, I realized it was because it was promoting something from last year.
It has been said that many Christians would like to go back to the Golden Age of church in the 50s. That’s not possible. Shouldn’t we also try to keep people from reliving the last year or two in our facilities?