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    How To Make A Funeral More Depressing

    There was a thought-provoking piece on NPR this morning about the rising popularity of “non-religious” songs being chosen for funerals. Interestingly, the song at the top of the list was Sinatra’s “My Way”. Here are the lyrics: My WayAnd now, the end is near;And so I face the final curtain.My friend, Ill say it clear,Ill […]

    Unknown Caller

    On my way back from NYC I was rocking out to the new U2 album, trying to stay awake, and got stuck listening to this song over an over again. It made me think of Steve Paulson’s – and the Bible’s – words about death and resurrection, forgiveness of sins, and Jesus saying, “Go home” […]

    The Gospel According to Oprah

    Last week my friend Bryan White wrote a wonderfully thought provoking article (on our 40th Street blog) about Oprah Winfrey and her religious beliefs and teachings which, with the help of her “panel of spiritual authorities” (who seem to be on Larry King Live every other night!), have taken America by a storm. Move over […]

    New Years for the Detroit Lions

    The Detroit Lions made NFL history on Sunday night, ending their season 0-16 after a 31-21 loss to the Packers at Green Bay. It was the epitome of failure. An article in the NY Times by sportswriter Karen Crouse put it this way: “The Lions’ emotions swung from hopefulness to helplessness to humiliation as the […]

    5 Life-Changing Quotes (For Me) This Year

    1. “I don’t believe in resurrection. I don’t believe in eternal life. I don’t believe in life after death. I don’t believe in the hereafter. Those are all opinions. I simply trust Jesus that He will deliver me; as He rose from the dead, so He will raise me. Whatever that means, however it works, […]