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I n most superhero movies, the screenwriters and producers make the villains as ugly and scary as possible. Many bad guys seem to look like death incarnate. Why do film companies make their villains so scary and obvious? Because fear ...

T hese are unprecedented times! Since March 2020, people around the world have been glued to developing current events. It began with the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact upon the world and questions about the future. Then, the attention in ...

H ow many doors have closed to you since COVID-19 commenced crumpling calendars? This summer across our denomination, mission trips, youth camps, Vacation Bible Schools, camp meetings, and the International General Assembly could not happen. Personally, I’m counting four months ...

“I t just happened that I was in the right place when God chose to start it,” the Reverend A. V. Childers recalled in a 1978 interview about the founding of the Church of God Children’s Home in Concord, North ...

I t was late afternoon when I arrived at my destination—a quiet old cemetery on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I walked up a small hill to a stone pyramid about six feet high. Each of the four sides had ...

O ur world has changed in the past few months. Who would have ever believed thousands of congregations across the U.S. would be closed in a matter of days? Who would have believed school semesters would be suspended and major ...

I semi-reluctantly opened the front door of the building where I worked after having been on vacation. I had no idea I was about to receive a heartfelt reception. I had only stepped a couple feet inside when a particular ...

H ave you met the church police? These people think they can look at others (who are not in their little group) and discover their shortcomings, sins, and failures. Amazingly, they never seem to perceive any sin in their own ...

T he easiest way to kill a dragon is to smash it while it is still inside its egg. If you can kill it in its gestation period, you will never have to battle a monster—and you might enjoy some ...

W hile driving through Murphy, North Carolina, a couple of weeks ago, I saw this billboard: TOLERANCE IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF EDUCATION. Adorning the bottom of that sign was the “coexist” symbol, which pictures the idea that Islam, Hinduism, ...

“When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned.” On December 21, 1966, I married Vince, a firefighter in the Air Force. I was 18; he was 21. Soon afterward, an unexplained sadness and a smoldering anger began ...