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Motorcycles_Sushi__One_Strange_Book“Is this Jessica?” a man’s voice said.

“This is Jessie,” I said. I got an automatic burst of bad energy up my back. Nobody ever called me Jessica except substitute teachers when they were taking roll. Or people who were about to tell me I was in trouble. Again.
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The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done but cannot do at all, or cannot so well do, for themselves—in their separate, and
individual capacities. In all that the people can individually do as well for themselves, government ought not to interfere.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN
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When government spends on the scale Washington’s got used to, that’s not a spending crisis, it’s a moral one. The Irish have a useful word for the times -- flaithiulacht -- which translates to ruinous generosity, invariably with someone else’s money. There’s nothing virtuous about “caring” “compassionate” “progressives” demonstrating how caring and compassionate and progressive they are by spending money yet to be earned by generations yet to be born. That’s what “fiscal Conservatives” often miss: this isn’t a green-eye-shade issue. Increasing dependency, disincentivizing self-reliance, absolving the citizenry from responsibility for their actions: the multitrillion-dollar debt catastrophe is not the problem but merely the symptom. It’s not just about balancing the books, but about balancing the most basic impulses of society. These are structural and, ultimately, moral questions. Credit depends on trust, and trust pre-supposes responsibility. So, if you have a credit boom in an age that has all but abolished personal responsibility, it’s not hard to figure how it’s going to end. Read More >
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Progressive taxation is a clever con artist. It promises to pay society’s toll on the road toward utopia, where every family’s finances are above average. But its promises are false. And while it’s making these false promises, progressive taxation is subtly appealing to the vices that plague human nature. Its lofty, noble-sounding promises provide cover for its real aim: robbing individuals, families, and society as a whole of their well-being by discouraging virtue and affirming vice. While promising a greater good, progressive taxation fools people into giving up what leads to economic and moral prosperity.

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“Every time I see a full moon, it reminds me of the fight between the Phantom Flyer and Hitler’s Dog Soldiers,” Colt said. “Can you imagine sitting in a foxhole, knowing that the Germans

were coming at you with everything they had?”

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But really, what was she now without her face? With a body that was always in pain? On the surface that sounded superficial, but the fact was, her looks, strength, her drive and passion to achieve had built her confidence for as long as she could remember. What did she have without her confidence? Why was her self-confidence so tied to being able to walk with fearless strength, unconcerned with how she looked?

Why was she so afraid now?

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I held the book out to Sensei Mike. It was called: To Be a U.S. Air Force Pilot.

Sensei Mike took the book in one hand and glanced down at it.

“What do you think?” I said. “You think I could make it as a fighter pilot in the Air Force?”

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Despite the interest in spirituality in much of the West, and North America in particular, our overall experience of God's power and life-giving vitality is often limited -- especially when it comes to growth and reconciliation in our relationships. We often see life in Jesus as being more about survival in this life until we "die and go to heaven" than about grace, adventure, and genuine, concrete, life-giving change. Read More >
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If evangelical Christians have trumpeted anything throughout history, it has been truth.

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BookTrends - 'Superman on Earth: Reflections of a Fan'

My people came here from a strange planet, a dark and bloody ground the original warlike inhabitants called Can-tuck-ee.

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Standing at its edge, I don't allow Lake Pisgah to lick my shoes; the water repulses and allures---​so much like Hap, I shudder.

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BookTrends - 'Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy'

Back in March, when Hitler had marched on Prague, Neville Chamberlain set down his teacup and took notice.

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BookTrends – Between Allah and Jesus: What Christians Can Learn from Muslims

It was Tuesday evening and time for my World Religions class. There were twenty-four students, half of them adults and half of college age, with a good ethnic mixture.

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BookTrends - How Now Shall We Live?

What does it take to achieve the good life? Not the Budweiser “good life,” but a life of virtue?

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BookTrends - Christians in the Movies

The portrayal of Christians and Christianity in film has undergone tremendous change since the release of the French film The Passion of Jesus Christ in 1905.

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