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Arts & Entertainment

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AD TV Series: The Bible Continues . . . in Prime Time by Rusty Wright


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Do We Ask Enough Questions? by Dan Seagren


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Faith Quakes by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Faith, Religion & Spirituality

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The Cross is Our Ground Zero by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Thirst-Quenching Heavenly Reign by George Garrison

Thankful for What Hasn't Changed by George Garrison

Like a Mighty Wind, God's Spirit by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Winds of Love and Hate by James N. Watkins

There are 25 more items for the category Faith, Religion & Spirituality and the Beliefs topic...See the whole list


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She and I and You and Us, All Watching TV by Garrison Keillor

Blessed Are the Meek for They Shall Inheirit a Shirt by Garrison Keillor

The Gospel According to Fast-Food by Greg Asimakoupoulos

A Prodigal Nation by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Government & Politics

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Life versus Love by Greg Asimakoupoulos

The Strain of Polarization by James N. Watkins

How Old is Ancient? by Dan Seagren

A Shrine to "No Belief" by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Health & Wellness

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Fact or Fiction: Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever by Mark Fischetti / Scientific American


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Libraries and the Death Tax by Arlene Weismantel / The Conversatiion

October 31, 1517 by Dan Seagren


 6 records found

Indpendence Day Q&A by James N. Watkins

CHRISTmas by Dan Seagren

What Did We Declare?Exploring the meaning of our founding document by Stu Johnson

An Easter Bunny and an Easter Story Worth Remembering by Rusty Wright

The Power of the Cross by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Baby Jesus by Dan Seagren


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Dare to be Ordinary by James N. Watkins

The Four-Way Test by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Life Events

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What if It Does and They Don't? by Garrison Keillor

Vincent van Gogh on Fear, Taking Risks, Making Inspired Mistakes by Maria Popova / The Marginalian

What's Your Vantage Point? by Bill Nichols

Luck and Success by Stu Johnson

Decisions, Decisions by Stu Johnson

News & Current Events

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Worse Than a Crime, a Mistake by Sandra J. Saunders / Creators

Here're Your Orders: Make Something Beautiful by Garrison Keillor

A Supreme Decision by James N. Watkins

Bridging the Divide by Stu Johnson

Conspiracy Theories and Human Psychology by Russell Johnson

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LGBTQ(IA+) and B-I-B-L-E by James N. Watkins

Love Your Neighbor? by Dan Seagren

Changing Racist Hearts (4) by Rusty Wright

Changing Racist Hearts (3) by Rusty Wright

Changing Racist Hearts by Rusty Wright

There are 3 more items for the category Relationships and the Beliefs topic...See the whole list


 1 record found

How to Tell Science from Psuedoscience by Natalie Wallington /Popular Science


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Predictions by Dan Seagren