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Screed on Tithing

The question of tithing has come up in my household. Below is a review of the book The Tithe Scam: Christianity’s Biggest Scam. The reviewer’s first few paragraphs were enough for me to get the answer to my tithing question.   Amazon.com … Continue reading

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Mad, Sad & Need Help

My brother is mildly retarded, yet competent in debating politics and straightening you out about pro football team standings. He’s an encyclopedia of 80s rock music and can pronounce the names of dinosaurs as if reciting poetry. He lives on … Continue reading

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Primed by Money

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” 1 Timothy 6:10  How many times have you heard this verse … Continue reading

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Guatemala: Size Does Matter

The Guatemalan sun hammers the corrugated tin roof over our heads.  Joe and I and local helpers sweat inside the cinderblock building. We’re digging our way through a mountain of black garbage bags filled with clothes people from the U.S.A. … Continue reading

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HOMELESS NEED WORK

The man on the corner of Market and Belmont Streets held a sign: HOMELESS NEED WORK. He’d drawn a small black dot in the center of each letter O. To me, these dots signified creativity, hope. In my 10 years … Continue reading

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