Born that Man No More May Die
Author: Lynn McCoy

When Harry Chapin led the crowd in singing a Christmas carol, this young Jewish woman found herself crying unexpectedly.

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Are You FOMO Afflicted?
August 15, 2013
Topics: eternal life

There’s a recent phenomenon, particularly among the more savvy users of social media. Something’s “trending.” #FOMO, the fear of missing out, is popping up everywhere, even in everyday conversation (not unlike other hashtags). Combined with #YOLO, you only live once, the combination proves persuasive. Of course, it’s not unique from social experiences of any other…

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Eternal Life Hacking
July 25, 2013
Topics: bible, eternal life

Recently popular online is an octet of TEDTalks[1] on "life hacks." The etymology of this buzz phrase comes from computer programming, where a programmer takes a shortcut—a hack—to save time and energy regarding a specific problem or set of information. Effectiveness outweighs elegance. One of these eight videos, "The game that can give you 10…

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Selling Your Spot in Heaven, and Other Dilemmas
June 25, 2013

This past May, the rather creative Ari Mandel of Teaneck, New Jersey tried selling “My Portion in Olam Habaah (heaven)”-rather than his soul-on Ebay. Both are considered violations of the “no item” policy on the site. That didn’t stop 181 bids on Mandel’s listing, skyrocketing the initial 99-cent bid to $99,900 shortly after posting. It…

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God Squad II
October 24, 2012
Topics: sports, eternal life
Author: Matt Sieger

The San Francisco Giants host the Detroit Tigers in the first game of the World Series tonight. The Giants starter, Barry Zito, came to faith in Jesus last year, and at least five other Giants—Ryan Vogelsong, Angel Pagan, Brandon Belt, Jeremy Affeldt, and Santiago Casilla—are also believers. In 1978 the Giants created a stir because…

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The Hope of Eternal Life
July 5, 2012
Author: Lynn McCoy

Editor’s note: I was wondering what articles to include in this month’s edition that deals more than usual with the sensitive topic of hell, when I came across this article. I hope it encourages you as it did me. A few months ago, Carol, a Jewish woman I’ve been ministering to, came to faith.  I…

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Marking Time for a Happy New Year
December 1, 2009
Author: David Brickner

In His infinite wisdom, the eternal God marked time and counted the days as He created this world. He is not bound by time, but we, His creation, are. Think of the movies depicting prisoners locked away in solitary confinement or castaways stranded on a desert island. They always seem compelled to mark the days…

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Fragile Invincibility
November 1, 2006
Author: David Brickner

I am beginning this article in a hospital waiting room. It is August. Susan Perlman, my close colleague, First Assistant and very dear friend is undergoing surgery to remove a tumor that is probably malignant—20 years after having survived a bout with cancer. No stranger to that hospital, I’d sat anxiously awaiting word of my…

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Heaven Wanted to Wait!
Author: Milton Kohut

I should have died. At 2:45 p.m. on May 25, 1979, Flight 191 lifted off the runway at O’Hare International Airport. Within minutes the jumbo DC-10, headed from Chicago to Los Angeles and crammed to capacity with 273 passengers and personnel, plunged to earth in a horrifying fireball. I should have been on board. The…

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