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Carjacking With An Idiot

Let’s say you were going to steal a car. (Just go with me here for a moment, OK?) What kind of car would you nab? A luxury car? A sports car? A classic of some sort? Maybe something less conspicuous? With so many options, choosing the best one should be pretty easy.

But somehow, Josh Carter chose the absolute worst car in the world to steal. Continue reading

Beyond the Starting Line

“Crossing the line of faith.” It’s the most important step anyone will ever take, but too many Christians shortchange their relationship with Jesus by forgetting about the second step, the third step, and the millionth step. They mistakenly think they’re done after they cross the starting line.

Usain Bolt, a man who knows an awful lot about crossing lines, would never make that mistake. Continue reading

The Merchant of Death

Though quite wealthy, Ludvig’s life wasn’t particularly noteworthy, and on April 12, 1888, he died after a long bout with heart disease. But when his more famous brother Alfred read the obituary, he was struck to his core…for two reasons.

First, his name was listed as the deceased, and second, it didn’t read too kindly. Continue reading

Botching the Bible

At one time or another, almost every politician in America has made a reference to the Bible…usually to support their political agenda or to show how “Christian” they are. But sometimes, their references to Scripture aren’t exactly “biblical.”

Of course, some seem to do it more frequently than others. Continue reading

Finding the Found

We all know people who have “gone off in search of themselves.” Of course, when that happens, it’s usually just a figure of speech and nothing more. But one woman in Iceland recently went off to find herself in the most literal way possible. Continue reading

Take Out That Part About….

Most people will agree that the Bible has its fair share of difficult passages. It contains laws and commandments, claims of exclusivity, and supernatural miracles that boggle the mind. Some have even suggested removing the parts of the Bible that are too difficult or divisive.

But cutting out parts of the Bible is just as foolish as cutting out parts of the Constitution. Continue reading

There Is No Other Stream

There are lots of people who like what Jesus has to offer…but don’t like Jesus. For instance, they want salvation but find His teachings on the subject intolerable. But Jesus can’t be picked apart; He and His gifts are a package deal.

That’s the lesson a thirsting Jill Pole learned when a lion blocked her path to a life-saving stream. Continue reading

Money to Burn

When it comes to hiding money, people have lots of options: secret safes, underwear drawers, holes in the backyard, shoeboxes in the attic, and off-shore accounts. Without a doubt, some places are better than others.

Just ask the man from Sydney, Australia who hid his money inside the kitchen oven. Continue reading

Keeping Tabs on Your Friends

In late 2001, most Americans were still reeling from the coordinated terrorist attacks that shook the entire world. However, a very select few – members of the CIA’s highly trained Team Echo – found themselves in Afghanistan leading Operation Jawbreaker, America’s first retaliation against Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Unfortunately, some of them would learn that friendly fire is just as deadly as the enemy’s. Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons Your VBS Bombed

Summer brings with it wonderful things: lazy days, lemonade, and leisure time with family. Of course, summer brings heat, bugs, and visits from Aunt Gertrude, too. But summer also brings the inevitable Vacation Bible School.

And if your VBS looks like this, you know you’re in trouble. Continue reading