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I wrote this in January 2011. Sadly, nothing’s changed. GROUCHO: What did you think of the President’s State of the Union speech last night? CHICO: I like whena he say, “With their votes, they’ve determined that governing will now be a shared responsibility between parties.” GROUCHO: Oh, that’s just
For the word of God is alive and active . . . it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 I need a transfusion. Jesus said, “unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life
Can you tell the difference between the Bible and sermon illustrations? Here’s a quick 2-question quiz: 1. Why did Moses cover his face with a veil? (Hint: The Israelites did not ask him to because they were blinded by the glory of God) (Answer: 2
Waiting on the Lord is arguably far more strenuous than fasting, intercessory prayer, and/or any or all of the spiritual exercises detailed in Richard Foster’s classic work “Celebration of Discipline,” in which, sadly, it is not even mentioned At first glance, waiting on the Lord
Looking for an unusual Bible study for your small group, youth group, or personal quiet time? Then I offer Dracula: a bible study. The study includes the entire text of Bram Stoker’s classic tale. Each of the twenty-seven chapters is treated as a parable, in
The story opens with the true account of the sinking of the Lusitania. American banking magnate J. P. Morgan, among other things at that time, was the official trade agent for Britain, purchasing war materials in the United States and shipping them to the UK.
I’ve heard people talk about what they consider to be the brotherhood of man’s deepest or most profound questions, questions that nag the souls of us all. Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? But I’m
1. Never ask a writer how his books are selling unless you are certain that the answer will be, “OMG, they can’t keep them on the shelves!” 2. Never introduce writers of the same genre to one another. If you must play Cupid, you may
As the DIY approach gains more and more writers and readers, traditional publishers must reinvent themselves Books world rearranged … last year’s London Book Fair. Photograph: Graeme Robertson by Alison Baverstock After a boom year in self-publishing the headlines are getting a little predictable. Most feature
David Kudler’s delightful article was originally written as a guest blog post for a self-publishing resource site; it sparked a lot of great conversation and feedback, and it occurred to me that the information might be of interest to a more general readership. If you’ve ever