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Is Getting Tattoos a Sin against God?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life last November by a reader named Ya’meen fisher: Is getting tattoos a sin and will god accept you? Recently a reader named Sunshine submitted another Spiritual Conundrum on

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Facebook vs. Reality

For a video reading of this article on YouTube, click here. The Happiness Research Institute recently published a study called “The Facebook Experiment.” Its question? “Does social media affect the quality of our lives?” For the study, they signed up

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Posted in Current Events, Popular Culture

Spirit: The Final Frontier

It’s about time I ’fessed up: I am a big fan of science fiction in general, and of Star Trek in particular. Whenever I watch an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” I thrill to the grand voice of

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Pixar’s Movie “Inside Out”: Spiritual Takeouts

No, I don’t mean “outtakes.” Those are scenes that never made into the movie. I’m going to serve up some tasty spiritual takeouts from the movie: scenes and themes to take with you into your day. But first, if you

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How does The Force in Star Wars relate to God and Spirit?

I recently finished watching the animated 2008–2014 TV series “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” along with the feature film of the same title that forms an opener for the series. Yes, I’m a fan of science fiction from way back.

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A Christian Movie Review of Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah”

(Warning: major movie plot spoilers below) First, the disclaimer: Darren Aronofsky’s movie Noah is not faithful to the Bible story. If your primary interest is to see a dramatization of the Bible narrative of Noah and the Ark as told

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Posted in Popular Culture, The Bible Re-Viewed

How to Know if Mr. or Ms. Right is Right for You: Pointers from Gloria and Emilio Estefan

You’ve been in a relationship and are considering taking the next step into marriage with your partner. How can you have confidence that your marriage will not become a statistic like so many others that started with wonderful excitement, promise,

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Posted in Popular Culture, Sex Marriage Relationships

Hugh Jackman Battles . . . Gossip?

In 2008, People magazine featured Hugh Jackman as the Sexiest Man Alive. Today, Jackman is hotter than ever in his new movie, The Wolverine. (Psst: Hugh Jackman is gay!) What? Hugh Jackman is happily married! (Psst: It’s a sham marriage!

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Paula Deen’s Secrets: The Inner Self Revealed

Paula Deen has been outed again. This time it’s literally a show-stopper. Last year the queen of rich, sweet, buttery Southern cooking outed herself: she suffers from type 2 diabetes, which is linked to the very kinds of foods she

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Repentance: The Unpopular Partner of Forgiveness

If the various Christian virtues were running against each other in a high school popularity contest, love would probably win. And forgiveness would probably be in the top five. Who knows, forgiveness might even beat out faith and hope for

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