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Making Sense of Jesus' Countercultural Teachings

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We all know people who make striking comments just for the attention they get. They often appear countercultural, but rarely live out what they preach. It’s almost like they just want to be different.

Turning a Blind Eye to an Inconsiderate Person

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Though we were standing right in front of him, the man remained seated and did not budge.

Who is Truly Wise?

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At school, children are often encouraged to participate in class by answering a myriad of questions posed by their teachers. It is a common sight to witness a few hands shoot up in the air (with some attempting to raise their hands even higher to catch the teacher’s attention).

6 Ways to Take Your Relationship Deeper

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When my family and I moved across continents, our lives were stripped down, and being in a new place made everything about three steps harder.

3 Ways to Nurture Humility

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Humility—a word easier said than done. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, it is “the quality or state of not thinking you are better than other people”. This is how the world understands the word.

ODJ: Jesus Stayed Here

Raffles Hotel in Singapore is a legendary 5—star hotel that boasts a long list of distinguished former guests, including King Faisal of Saudi Arabia and the King of Pop Music—Michael Jackson. Immortalized by writers like Rudyard Kipling and Ernest Hemingway, there are suites named after personalities who were associated with the hotel: Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne, Joseph Conrad, Noel C

ODB: You First!

Tibetan-born Sherpa Nawang Gombu and American Jim Whittaker reached the top of Mount Everest on May 1, 1963. As they approached the peak, each considered the honor of being the first of the two to step to the summit. Whittaker motioned for Gombu to move ahead, but Gombu declined with a smile, saying, “You first, Big Jim!” Finally, they decided to step to the summit at the same time.Pau

ODJ: little town of bethlehem

December can be filled with a lot of traveling. Some take vacations at exotic, faraway destinations. Adult children go home to see their parents. Relatives and friends come for a visit. But this Christmas, would you take a 90-mile road trip by foot down dangerous mountain roads? Would you travel to a place where all the 5-star hotels (and 1- to 4-stars, too) were fully booked? Would you still ma

ODB: Words of the Wise

My niece’s husband recently wrote these words on a social media site: “I would say a lot more online if it weren’t for this little voice that prompts me not to. As a follower of Jesus, you might think that little voice is the Holy Spirit. It isn’t. It’s my wife, Heidi.”With the smile comes a sobering thought. The cautions of a discerning friend can reflect the wisdom of God. Ecclesiast