Saturday Series
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‘Who do you think we are, Vanderbilts?’

Biography | The story of plain and modest John D. Rockefeller, Part 2
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 3/02/19, 08:41 am

Last month, I wrote about the rise of John D. Rockefeller. In this concluding essay about his life we’ll see how he tried to move “from success to significance,” as the title of one popular business book puts it. That’s partly a misnomer, because Rockefeller’s success was significant in improving the lives of millions who used his oil in their lamps and eventually in their cars. But with great profits came great responsibility to use money discerningly—and tycoons seem to fail at that more than succeed.

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Cultural comparison

Religion | What African culture can teach us about the Bible
by Africa Study Bible
Posted 2/23/19, 06:41 am

Today is the fourth and final Saturday of Black History Month, which the United States and Canada celebrate in February, and the United Kingdom, Ireland, and the Netherlands celebrate in October. Eleven years ago, I attended a conference in Ethiopia on Africa’s Christian history.

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Remembering Cowboy Country

Books | Living the dream of working with the best
by John R. Erickson
Posted 2/16/19, 01:07 pm

John R. Erickson, well known as the author of the great Hank the Cowdog series of children’s books, knows cowdogs because he was first a cowboy. He worked on ranches in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles for eight years, and in 1986 wrote a book titled Cowboy Country based on his experiences along the Beaver River in 1978 and 1979. I’ve put excerpts from that book into four baskets labeled spring, summer, fall, and winter.

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