Athletes and Artists

You are supposed to be both. For the masterpiece of your life to be fully unveiled, it will require both the disciplined striving of an athlete and the detailed touch of an artist. In Acts 24:16, the Apostle Paul declared, “I strive always to keep my conscience clear before God and man.” The word “strive” comes from a Greek […]

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Body Art for a New Generation

In recent years, our culture has increasingly fallen in love with body art. Today, everyone from athletes to executives to students and mothers of small children are sporting detailed, intricate tattoos. Even a prominent theologian recently posted a picture of a complex philosophical theory that he had gotten tattooed across his back. Do you have […]

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Weary Warriors

Does this statue look like you? Are you a weary warrior, fighting to stay atop your equally weary mount? This sculpture, called The End of the Trail, was created in the late 1800s and it gripped my heart the first time I saw it as a child. I was fascinated by this slumped and swaying warrior, […]

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Like Jove in Thunder

“He burst forth on the world like Jove in thunder.” I first heard this evocative phrase in my freshman political science class in college when we were discussing Thomas Paine’s impact on the American Revolutionary War. Paine’s pamphlet, Common Sense, had so shocked and galvanized revolutionary thinkers that it was said of him, “He burst forth […]

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Bitter Herbs

Do you remember when you first learned to swallow whole pills instead of having them smashed up and mixed in with your applesauce or some other squishy food? Wasn’t it traumatic to stick a giant pill on the back of your tongue and trust that you wouldn’t choke when you tried washing it down? I […]

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