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Humility is a virtue that often gets a bad rap, especially when an unctuous hypocrite like Dickens' Uriah Heep lays claim to it. Moreover, living as we do in what David Bobb calls "an age of arrogance," humility can be seen as weak and passive, while "greatness seems strong and energetic — anything but humble." He quotes Muhammad Ali: "It's hard to be humble, when you're as great as I am." So, the basic questions are: Is it possible to achieve greatness, but be humble at the same time?
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a parable is "a short story that teaches a moral or spiritual lesson." Andy Andrews, a writer who lives on Alabama's Gulf Coast, writes novels, not short stories, but he tells parables nonetheless. And, I believe they're parables worth reading — and heeding.
Even if you've never met him, Max Lucado has a message for your darkest hours: "You'll get through this." That, in fact, is the title of the newest book from the well-known Christian author and the "preaching minister" at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio for the past 25 years.
Tuesday morning, at a worship gathering held near Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, the speaker stopped short as he began to give an instruction familiar to generations of Protestants: "Please open your Bibles and turn to ... "
In the face of unbridled liberalism's latest push, conservatives stand confused. Some want to modify basic conservative positions and target spending and programs to appeal to demographic groups. Others insist on better tactics, louder advocacy and more of the same.
William J. Bennett and David Wilezol's "Is College Worth It?" asks and authoritatively answers one of life's biggest questions.
Eric Metaxas' project here, in limning the notable lives of seven Christian men, is to hold up all seven as models of right behavior and commitment. He senses — well, I mean, how could he not? — that "young men especially need role models.
Moishe Rosen led a career of preaching the message of Jesus that made an impact on his generation and far beyond. His Jews for Jesus organization says it "exists to make the messiahship of Jesus an unavoidable issue to our Jewish people worldwide."
In recent years, the American left has increasingly styled itself "progressive." This trend reflects the public repudiation of the moniker "liberal" -- a term U.S. social democrats had previously expropriated and shorn of its original commitment to economic liberty -- but also harkens back to the early-20th century Progressive Movement that sought to expand the federal government's role vis-a-vis the states, businesses and individuals.