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Lesser-Known Mothers of the Bible

By Lindsey Bell When we think of mothers in the Bible, we often remember Mary, the mother of Jesus, Sarah, the mother of Isaac, or Hannah, the mother of Samuel. We don’t often think about the mother of James and John, who went to Jesus and begged him to give her boys extra honor. We […]

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In The World—May 7, 2017

By Lindsey Bell Minister Returns to Pulpit After Alcohol Addiction Last summer Perry Noble was removed from his position as pastor of NewSpring Church in South Carolina because of his addiction to alcohol and soon thereafter he began receiving treatment. Though some claimed he should have taken more time off from the ministry, Noble didn’t […]

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In The World—April 30, 2017

By Lindsey Bell Depression as Damaging to the Heart as Cholesterol and Obesity A study found that depression is as damaging to the heart as high cholesterol and obesity. The researchers knew beforehand that four factors greatly increased a person’s risk of cardiovascular disease: smoking, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and obesity. They didn’t know how […]

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The Hard Teachings of Jesus

By Lindsey Bell Jesus wasn’t always popular. At times, the crowds loved him. They loved him when he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey (John 12). They also loved him when he healed their sick (Matthew 8, among others). They flocked to him after he fed the multitude with five loaves and two fish (John […]