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Make a Connection

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations—these are mortal, and … Continue reading

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How to Be Immortal

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions “Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is. … Continue reading

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When the Pressure’s On, Stay Loose

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions Bob Griese quarterbacked the Miami Dolphins to three consecutive Super Bowl appearances, including two victories (VII and VIII), and an undefeated … Continue reading

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How to Turn Dreams Into Reality

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions In April 1914, when C. S. Lewis was fifteen-and-a-half, he went with his father and brother to the Belfast home … Continue reading

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Why Does God Allow It?

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions In the 1981 movie Time Bandits, the satanic Evil Genius (played by David Warner) wreaks enormous carnage and destruction on … Continue reading

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Cosmic Coincidence—or Calculated Design?

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions Last week, I talked about the cosmic case for faith in God, which I first encountered in the April 1987 … Continue reading

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A Cosmic Case for Faith?

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, was a confirmed atheist. I never met him, but my good friend, actress … Continue reading

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Living in a Post-Truth Age

by Jim Denney, adapted from ANSWERS TO SATISFY THE SOUL: Clear, Straight Answers to 20 of Life’s Most Perplexing Questions Syndicated columnist Harvey Mackay tells the story of a Duke University chemistry professor named Professor Bonk (his course was widely … Continue reading

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What Would Walt Disney think of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

by Jim Denney A change of pace today. Instead of a blog post, I’m going to link you to two blog posts I’ve written this week on other sites, both related to Disneyland and Star Wars. Walt Disney died in … Continue reading

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Five Years Later

By Jim Denney It’s Friday night, and I’m remembering my dad. He died five years ago, early on the morning of May 17, 2014. Less than a month earlier, we had held a big birthday party for my mother. That … Continue reading

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On Writing for Children

By Jim Denney Here are a few of my favorite insights from children’s authors about the books they write and the readers they write for . . . “You must write the book that wants to be written. If the … Continue reading

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I’m Out of Excuses

Opinion by Jim Denney I have terrible handwriting. And I have no excuse. When I was ten years old, my teacher tried to teach me good penmanship, but I didn’t care and I didn’t make the effort. To this day, … Continue reading

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“Atheists for Jesus”

Opinion by Jim Denney I believe that if everyone in the world would live out the Sermon on the Mount (the words of Jesus in Matthew chapters 5 through 7) 95 percent of the world’s problems would be solved. It … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts Before Easter

by Ray Stedman, introduced by Jim Denney from Ray Stedman on Leadership, new from Discovery House Publishers Ray Stedman was the pastor of Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California, for four decades, from 1950 until his retirement in 1990. I … Continue reading

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Consider the Wild Flowers

By Jim Denney A couple of times over the past few weeks, I’ve put off writing for the day, and my wife and I have gone out to see the brilliant “super bloom” in southern California in the wake of … Continue reading

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