Can all religions be true?

A story is told about two men who lived in a small village and got into a terrible dispute that neither of them could resolve. So one night…

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Are heaven and hell for real?

In the 1800s, a well-known agnostic lecturer named Robert G. Ingersoll announced he would be giving an address on hell. Specifically, Ingersoll declared he would conclusively prove that hell was a wild dream of scheming theologians who invented it to terrify people…

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The key to living in spiritual harmony

Early on in his life, the famous American photographer Ansel Adams showed quite a bit of promise as a classical pianist. One evening at a party, however…

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How to stay out of life’s bad ruts

Many years ago when the Western United States was being settled, most of the roads consisted only of wagon tracks. These tough roads were very hard to navigate, particularly because wagons would often get stuck in the wheel ruts that had been created by…

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Why do we obey God?

Former NFL quarterback Roger Staubach, who led the Dallas Cowboys to win two Super Bowls, once admitted he was frustrated with the fact that he didn’t get to call his own plays, which many quarterbacks did in his day. Instead, Coach Tom Landry sent every play in himself…

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How Jesus makes you new

British businessman Lindsay Clegg told a story about a London warehouse property he was selling. The building had been empty for months, and vandals had badly damaged the doors, smashed the windows, and thrown trash all over the interior…

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Avoiding the dangerous trap of prejudice

Catherine Booth was known as the “Mother of The Salvation Army.” Wherever she would go, large cross sections of society—princes and paupers alike—would gather to hear her speak. One night as she shared a message, many people came to Christ…

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Where do you find your joy?

A thief broke into the apartment of an aspiring writer one night. Trying to avoid waking him, the intruder quietly picked the lock on his desk. Suddenly, the silence was broken by a burst of laughter from the bed, where the young author lay watching the thief…

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Winning in the long processes of life

Early in his inventing career, Thomas Edison invented a vote-tallying machine that could be used in legislative chambers. Simply by moving the switch from right to left, one could…

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What’s a good name worth to you?

In the late 1800s, the Louisiana State Lottery rose to prominence, as well as to infamy, as it was plagued with scandal after scandal when rumors and evidence surfaced that its leaders were illegally pocketing money…

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