The Overlooked, Underrated, Desperately Needed Virtue Of Curiosity

What you will see around the next corner might just amaze you. It might change you. But you’ll have to see for yourself. Such is the power of curiosity, a forgotten and terribly undervalued trait of humanity. I just finished reading Barnabas Piper’s new book, The Curious Christian. It isn’t long, but it is profound. And […]

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Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, living in Miami, are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a drugstore. Jacob suggests they go in. Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: “Are you the owner?” The pharmacist answers, […]

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God’s Garden

Our house was directly across the street from the clinic entrance of John Hopkins in Baltimore. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to outpatients at the clinic. One summer evening as I was fixing supper, there was a knock at the door. I opened it to see a truly awful looking man. “Why, […]

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What Is Easter Sunday?

Question: “What is Easter Sunday?” Answer: There is a lot of confusion regarding what Easter Sunday is all about. For some, Easter Sunday is about the Easter Bunny, colorfully decorated Easter eggs, and Easter egg hunts. Most people understand that Easter Sunday has something to do with the resurrection of Jesus, but are confused as […]

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What is Good Friday?

Question: “What is Good Friday / Holy Friday?” Answer: Good Friday, also known as “Holy Friday,” is the Friday immediately preceding Easter Sunday. It is celebrated traditionally as the day on which Jesus was crucified. If you are interested in a study of the issue, please see our article that discusses the various views on […]

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What Is Maundy Thursday?

Question: “What is Maundy Thursday / Holy Thursday?” Answer: Maundy Thursday, also known as “Holy Thursday,” is the Thursday of Passion Week, one day before Good Friday (the Friday before Easter). Maundy Thursday is the name given to the day on which Jesus celebrated the Passover with His disciples, known as the Last Supper. Two […]

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What Is Holy Week?

Question: “What is Passion Week / Holy Week?” Answer: Passion Week (also known as Holy Week) is the time from Palm Sunday through Easter Sunday (Resurrection Sunday). Also included within Passion Week are Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, Spy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Passion Week is so named because of the passion […]

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What is Palm Sunday?

Question: “What is Palm Sunday?” Answer: Palm Sunday is the day we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before His resurrection (Matthew 21:1–11). As Jesus entered the holy city, He neared the culmination of a long journey toward Golgotha. He had come to save the lost (Luke 19:10), and now was […]

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A Pilgrimage From The Jewish Perspective

My name is Bob T. Epstein, and in 1961 at age of 17, I traveled to Israel to become an ‘Ulpanist’ (live, work and learn Hebrew on a Kibbutz). The plan from the Israeli Government was to allow visitors to come, become fluent in Hebrew and add their lives into the goal of making Israel […]

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Gather At The River

A preacher was winding up his temperance sermon with great fervor: “If I had all the beer in the world, I’d take it and throw it into the river.” The congregation cried, “Amen!” “And if I had all the wine in the world, I’d take it and throw it in the river.” The congregation cried, […]

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