Does Your Pastor Have These 7 Character Traits? Do You?

By DAN REILAND A good place to start is a set of working definitions for good leaders and great leaders. Let me offer one assumption, that both good leaders and great leaders are Godly individuals with integrity of character. With that said: Good leaders lead what is seen and known, while maintaining healthy relationships, stay inside the budget, and get the

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Why World Cup whining is blind to the beauty of sports

By Jonathan Miles, The World Cup reaps its harvest in summertime. With each Cup, a fresh crop of fans spring from the earth like overnight mushrooms. Every fourth summer, flags and patriotic t-shirts and beach towels are snappily unfurled from dormancy. After the Olympics, this is the golden hour of international unfurling. In addition to all the fair weather patriot-fans,

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A closer look at that ‘handsome’ mug shot

By Jonathan Kana, Most people in the world had never heard of Jeremy Meeks less than two weeks ago. But that was before the 30-year-old’s “handsome” mug shot went viral on a California police department’s Facebook page, generating more than 2,400 comments in less than 24 hours. Within days, the photo had been shared more than 11,000 times and had attracted no fewer

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The Lost Girls

Boko Haram’s horrific kidnapping of Nigerian schoolgirls is one part of a wider campaign to obliterate Christians Written by Jamie Dean Boko Haram’s campaign against Christians dates back to at least 2005, when the group began kidnapping pastors. In 2009, militants beheaded Nigerian pastor George Ojih after he refused to convert to Islam. The years that followed brought more attacks

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