Doing the Most Good

A Giving Focus

During the holiday season, one of the focuses is upon giving. A part of this drive to give involves contributing to charitable organizations. The end of the year is a time full of major pushes and drives to collect foodstuffs and money for the less fortunate.

Not Worrying About Debt

A Debt Problem

A popular subject that is discussed these days is dealing with the problem of debt. This can include debt on a national scale and individual debt problems faced by many families throughout the nation. With the recession, a poor labor market, home foreclosures, and other uncertainties, it can become difficult or impossible to deal with personal debts.

Concerning the Death Penalty

A Controversy

The death penalty is a perennial topic of controversy in the world today, as has been such a topic for some time. Individual States in America vacillate between instituting and removing the practice with various election cycles (such a proposition to remove the practice in the State of California was put before voters this year).

An Offering of Thanks

Transforming Language

One of the not often stated wonders of the New Testament the transformative ability it had over language itself. Written in Koine (Common) Greek of the 1^st^ Century, many of the powerful words and ideas we are familiar with (e.g. love, grace, peace, etc.) were not new words per se, but were given new meaning when placed within the context of the wonder of the Gospel of Christ.

An "Insignificant" Speck

Our Culture

We live in a culture that is obsessed with attention, fame, and significance. This becomes all the more obvious when one peruses the tabloid magazines stands, watches the entertainment sections of the nightly news, or considers the recent explosion of outlets on the internet for the sharing of personal information and self-created videos. People want to be noticed by others, sometimes at terrible cost.

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