When I first began traveling to Nepal almost 30 years ago I was told that, until recently, there had been no word for thank you in their language.
Gods all too human – Forthright Magazine
Living under such gods, however, is hard. One never knows what they want, what to expect next, what to do to please them.
If one God created us all – Forthright Magazine
The prophet Malachi uses a series of three questions to accuse the people of Israel of breaking their covenant with God. The first two are rhetorical questions, that is, the answers are obvious.
Neste texto é a primeira vez que o grupo de palavras: exortar/exortação, ocorre na Bíblia, na Nova Versão Internacional. No entanto, por trás da palavra, literalmente, é o termo: profecia, que significa oráculo, aqui, no sentido de um conselho piedoso e não necessariamente inspirado por Deus. Uso semelhante é Provérbios 30.1.
How I Sold My Company to Twitter, Went to Facebook, and Screwed My Co-Founders | WIRED
In October 2010, a mother in Florida had shaken her baby to death, as the baby would interrupt her FarmVille games with crying. A mother destroyed with her own hands what she’d been programmed over aeons to love, just to keep on responding to Facebook notifications triggered by some idiot game. Products that cause mothers to murder their infants in order to use them more, assuming they’re legal, simply cannot fail in the world. Facebook was legalized crack, and at Internet scale.
The sacrifice of silence – Forthright Magazine
When should we speak and we should we be silent?
‘In his right mind’ – Forthright Magazine
when Jesus cast the demons out of the man, restoring him to his right mind, the people were even more frightened.
A futuristic autobiography – Forthright Magazine
By Johnny O. Trail — A few months ago, I was asked to write a biography for a notable person in the history of the church, N.B. Hardeman. As I read about his life and wrote a brief biography, I wondered what biographies of the future might look like.
What makes Jesus so different? Moreover, what makes him any better?
Jesus did not just do unconventional things and say inspiring things, he said downright crazy things.
Roger Dickson, Moving beyond professionalism – Brotherhood News
We have had numerous calls from those who want some type of Bible diploma or degree in order that they too can be considered preachers. In fact, the calls almost always revolved around a distorted view of the caller having a right to be a preacher. Callers feel that they cannot preach the gospel unless they have some Bible diploma or degree, and preferably one that is awarded by some accredited Bible institution.
From why to what now – Forthright Magazine
When disaster strikes, when sorrow overwhelms, when hardship envelops our lives, the first question we often ask is, “Why?”
The least useful book in the Bible | Forthright Fellowship Room
What do you consider to be the least useful book in the Bible? Might it be the same one as the least read? Is that the case for you?
Never changing, forever changed – Forthright Magazine
“Two things you need to carry with you all your life: God is, and God loves you. No matter where you are or what you are doing, these two things will always remain true.” This was advice I gave my oldest two weeks ago in some precious one-on-one time. He repeated it back to me today without prompt, and told me he was trying to work to remember it.