Tag Archives: God

Paparazzi in the Hands of an Angry God: The Great Awakening and the Birth of American Celebrity Culture

January 20, 2017

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Think the fiery Puritan who preached America’s most famous sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of Angry God,” would threaten to dangle celebrities over the pit of hell? Think again.

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God’s Cure for a Very Bad Day, by Sue Stratton

March 5, 2015

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It is impossible to love and be loved while filled with a toxic sense of fear and shame.

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Fear, Shame, Hiding, and Blame: God and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Sue Stratton

March 4, 2015

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We must overcome these four deeply rooted response patterns to become all that we are created to be. We must somehow return to the Garden from whence we came.

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Shia LaBeouf’s Journey through Fury to Faith?

October 24, 2014

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How a war movie, Brad Pitt, and writer/director David Ayer helped one of Hollywood’s most talented (and troubled) stars find peace. “I found God doing Fury. I became a Christian man, and not in a f***ing bullsh*t way—in a very real way.” -Shia LaBeouf

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Spirit-empowered Leadership and the ‘Dangerous Unity’ of Prayer

September 23, 2014

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Is it possible God releases the ministry of his Holy Spirit on earth primarily when and where his help is specifically requested by His people?

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Connecting to God in Hollywood, the Ivy League, and Beyond

February 25, 2014

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Spiritual disciplines are designed not so much to “get you somewhere” in your career as much as to keep you alive spiritually in a constantly shifting landscape of success and failure.

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God and the Super Bowl: Ray Lewis Says God Doesn’t Pick Winners, by Adena Andrews

February 2, 2013

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More than one-quarter of Americans believe that God will influence the outcome of tomorrow’s Super Bowl, but Ray Lewis, one of the most outspoken believers in the NFL, isn’t buying it.

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God and the Super Bowl? Awesome Infographic!

February 2, 2013

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Does pre-game prayer or Bible tattoos matter more to God? Who will win the Super Bowl? One in three Americans think God decides the outcome of the game. This great infographic lays out data from nationwide study of football and faith.

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Who will win the Super Bowl? 3-in-10 Americans Say God Will Influence the Final Score

February 1, 2013

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Americans are just as likely to say they watch sports at least once a week as they are to say they attend a worship service, but the Super Bowl is where these two pastimes really come together!

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It’s a Wonderful Life and the Courage to Live (and Create Art) Idealistically

December 21, 2012

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Few of us will ever get an invitation to an early screening of our life’s work like George did. Yet we will all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. To be a two handed warrior is to live for that heavenly red carpet affair, not its pale imitation at the Kodak theatre. Part 3 […]

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Capra’s Tale of a Depressed Idealist: It’s a Wonderful Life, Part 2, by Gary David Stratton, PhD

December 20, 2012

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Part 2 of annual repost of most read series in THW’s brief history: It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) provides a wonderful expression of the complicated interplay between modern Physicalism and Idealism as life-interpreting stories in the life of its main character, George Bailey.

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It’s a Wonderful Life: Frank Capra’s Worldview Masterpiece

December 19, 2012

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Like George Bailey and Ricky Gervais, we all eventually find ourselves wondering: Is there a reward for knowing and trying to do the right thing? (Either in heaven or on earth) Or, is it all a waste of time?

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Funnyman Tim Allen: Serious About God, by Alice Gomstyn & Elizabeth Vargas

December 13, 2011

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Elizabeth Vargas’ Interview Reveals the Surprising Role of Faith in Tim’s Journey  “Whoever built me, this is too much, too weird that it happened by accident.” -Tim Allen Tim Allen’s wildly successful run on “Home Improvement” set up the former prison inmate for superstar status in the industry.  Tim leveraged his lead in one the highest rated […]

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Why my Christian education has troubled me, by Mike Friesen

May 3, 2011

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Not everything that claims to be ‘Christian’ education is actually Christlike Mike Friesen is one of my favorite former students, 20-something bloggers, and friends.  He asked me to respond to his blog post yesterday (5/2). It fit so remarkably with the meetings I was in last week that I asked him if I could repost […]

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Cheating God? Students who believe in a forgiving deity more prone to academic dishonesty

April 28, 2011

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Cheating God? Students who believe in a forgiving deity more prone to academic dishonesty

The down side of grace? Tell Your Students That if They Cheat, God Will Smite Them by Don Troop in The Chronicle of Higher Education Is God: A) punitive, angry, and vengeful? B) warm, loving, and forgiving? OK, folks, pencils down. Now, if you chose B, you probably cheated your way through college. Two psychology researchers […]

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