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COLSON’S CONVERSION Former President Nixon’s “hatchet man” Chuck Colson found the presence of Christ. Here is how he described his life without Christ in an interview in Christian Century some time back: “I had arrived at everything I had ever dreamed about as a kid. I was 41 years old, had a healthy six-figure law …

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CHRISTIAN BEHAVIOR There are non-believers who look at the behavior of Christians who are not living their life according to Biblical standards, and use that as an excuse not to consider Christianity. It is like looking at someone who owns your dream car, but who takes poor care of it and who does nothing to …

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I WISH I WOULD HAVE LISTENED Bishop Ray Seilhamer, writing in the United Brethren in Christ May newsletter, notes: “Earlier this year, a Christian rap group called DC Talk performed at the Christian Family Center in Adrian, Michigan. I was there at the time participating in a Huntington College board of trustees meeting. DC Talk …

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Character | Evangelism | Faith | Football | Leadership | News Brief | Sports | Testimony | Witness

IS CHAN GAILEY FOR REAL? On Thursday, February 12, 1998, Chan Gailey was named as the new head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. Chan was a surprise choice . . . a real dark-horse. He was not a high-profile position. After the announcement, radio and television commentators all across the country began discussing the choic …

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Death | Example | Joy | Martyrdom | Persecution | Perspective | Story | Suffering | Testimony

JOYOUS MARTYRS Alban Butler’s book, Lives of the Saints, gives numerous accounts of victorious martyrs. Here are a few of the many that typify the joy in their suffering: In A.D. 203, five young people who lived in the city-state of Carthage were arrested as Christians and imprisoned. An account in Greek by one of …

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MUSIC DISPELS DOUBT The Pentecostal Evangel carried an article awhile back about a Christian brother who was admitted to a hospital because of his having cancer of the tongue. After further tests, the surgeons decided the organ was so badly infected that it would have to be removed. The patient was wheeled into the operating …

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HOW DID YOU DO IT? The 2000 Olympics are rich with motivational and inspirational stories. The best of these is about a nineteen-year-old Texan, Laura Wilkinson. The event is the ten meter platform diving competition. After the first two rounds, Laura is dead last, eighth out of eight competitors. She is the USA champion in …

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T-SHIRT TESTIMONY Seen on a T-Shirt by Witness Wear, Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Yes, as a matter of fact I am a… Wide- eyed, Sanctified; Blood Bought, Spirit Taught; Bible Totin’, Scripture Quotin’; Satan Blastin’, Sin Trashin’; Christ Followin’; Pride Swalloin’; Hard Prayin’; Truth Conveyin’; Faith Walkin’; Gospel Talkin’; Bonafide Big Time Believer! And proud of it! …

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Christians | Communication | Discipleship | Evangelism | Example | Fruit | Resumes | Success | Testimony | Witness

RESUMES FOR CHRISTIANS A good friend of mine is a carpenter. One day, as I was preparing a resume, it occurred to me that he never has to fill out a resume; he simply shows people the house that he trimmed. His qualifications show up in his product. The same is true for Christianity. I …

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WAIT FOR THE WHITE MAN In the summer of 1805, a number of Indian chiefs and warriors met in council at Buffalo Creek, New York, to hear a presentation of the Christian message by a Mr. Cram from the Boston Missionary Society. After the sermon, a response was given by Red Jacket, one of the …

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Apologetics | Christ | Christians | Evangelism | Example | Faith | Self | Testimony | Witnessing

ARGUMENT OF CHRISTIANS The best argument for Christianity is Christians; their joy, their certainty, their completeness. But the strongest argument against Christianity is also Christians–when they are sombre and joyless, when they are self-righteous and smug in complacent consecration, when they are narrow and repressive, then Christianity dies a thousand deaths. Sheldon Vanauken in A …

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