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A cry out to God

Faith & Inspiration | No matter our background, times of trouble and sorrow prod us instinctually to call out to our Creator
by Sophia Lee
Posted 4/16/18, 05:57 pm

The first time I met John, he did not care for God. “Where is God?” he cried, looking up into the smog-washed Los Angeles night sky. “Where is He in all this chaos?”

His life, he knew, was not an upstanding one, even though he had once donned a blue-and-white sailor suit to sing in his church’s boys’ choir. Today, at age 61, John is homeless, pickled with decades of alcoholism, and alternating between anger and apathy toward God. He wonders how, if there truly is a God, He could sit back and watch all the devastation unfolding in the world He created.

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Failure to yield

Religion | A terrible accident leads to a father’s plea about his Father’s promise
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 3/15/18, 11:14 am

Many years ago, I attended two funerals within 10 months, both for young men I didn’t know. I went for their mothers’ sakes. One was a suicide, and the pastor did his best to hang his eulogy on the scattered pegs of hope the boy left behind. By the grace of God, there were some. The other was a motorcycle accident.

This young man—I’ll call him Jason—was not reckless or negligent. According to his obituary, the truck he ran into “failed to yield.”

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The other Billy Graham rule

Faith & Inspiration | Learning lessons of humility from one of the 20th century’s most influential Christians
by Jamie Dean
Posted 2/23/18, 10:58 am

It’s difficult to add to the volumes already being written about evangelist Billy Graham after his death on Wednesday at age 99. The week ahead will bring more reflections as Graham’s coffin lies in repose at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., and then at the Capitol Rotunda in Washington, D.C.

In recent months, the so-called “Billy Graham rule” reappeared in the American lexicon with stories about how Vice President Mike Pence followed Graham’s example of not being alone with any woman who wasn’t his wife. 

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