Posts Tagged 'attitude'

The Renaissance: A Short History Book Review

The Renaissance: A Short History Book Review

Johnson, Paul. The Renaissance: A Short History. USA: Modern Library, 2002.


If you are interested in the dynamics of cultural rebirth, read Paul Johnson’s short history of The Renaissance, a period from the 14th to the 17th century A.D. that moved Western culture toward a greater love of knowledge, beauty ...

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The Sunflower: A Book Review

The Sunflower: A Book Review

The Sunflower. Author: Simon Wiesenthal, Schoken Books, New York, 1976, 2007.


Simon Wiesenthal, a Nazi concentration camp survivor, devoted his life to documenting the crimes of the Holocaust and bringing Nazi war criminals to justice.  He was also an author and his book, The Sunflower, is one of the most riveting reads you‘ll ever enjoy.

Actually, enjoy is not the right ...

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Top 10 People Who Impressed Jesus

Top 10 People Who Impressed Jesus

Jesus was sometimes disgusted with people, from the Scribes and Pharisees to his own disciples. He could get mighty miffed over hypocrisy, self-righteousness, greed, and inexcusable faithlessness. But what sort of people and attitudes impressed Jesus? Here are some examples (listed in no particular order):

Christ with Marth Maria

Christ with ...

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Hear and Tell: Thanksgiving Thoughts

Hear and Tell: Thanksgiving Thoughts

My love of country grew recently after reading a short fictional story titled, A Man Without a Country, by Edward Everett Hale (Atlantic Monthly, December, 1863; the same year President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of every November as Thanksgiving).

Edward Everett HaleThe Author:

Edward Everett Hale (1822 – 1909) enrolled at Harvard at the age of 13, the ...

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Worshipping on Eggshells

Worshipping on Eggshells

Strange Fire

Growing up, I often heard the names Nadab and Abihu in sermons. These sermons warned us not to dare to break any of God’s particular rules for worship. These ancient sons of Aaron offered “strange fire before the Lord, which he had not commanded them” (Leviticus 10:1). So God sent fire down to consume them on the spot!

Thus, we had better not try anything “strange” in church!

In the same sermon, you might hear about ...

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