“Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee … for we be brethren,” said Abraham to his nephew Lot in a dispute over land and resources ( Genesis 13:8 ). In a similar vein, Christ Jesus taught his followers, “Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him” ( Matthew 5:25 ).
Scott Neeson, a former Hollywood executive, sacrificed his $1 million salary, his Porsche, a yacht, and his mansion. He held a garage sale and sold—in his words—“all the useless stuff I owned” and moved to Phnom Pehn, Cambodia, to help that country’s most destitute.
In Samuel P. Huntington’s widely-read book, The Clash of Civilizations, written in 1996, the author predicted a chaotic future: broken states, intensification of tribal and religious conflict, and the spread of terrorism; in other words, total entropy.
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast. — Proverbs 12:10 Animal rights organizations tell us that many domestic animals around the world live in deplorable conditions—often neglected, deprived of food and shelter, and, worst of all, physically abused.
Women are struggling for freedom around the world. In many countries sex trafficking continues unabated.
We’ve all felt the shock that comes from an abrupt ending. It can be personal—like a divorce, a layoff, or the death of a loved one.
The latest research out of Stanford University confirms something the scientific community has probably known for years but only recently has begun to admit more openly: When it comes to better health, we don’t really know what we think we know. After analyzing 237 studies comparing the health benefits of organic and non-organic foods, Dr.
The recent infidelity scandal involving top US government and military personnel continues to grab headlines. When the news first broke, I was feeling bad for everyone involved—betrayed spouses, embarrassed family members, colleagues who had respected these individuals, people with careers of so much goodness that were now in ruins, and our whole country.
In Australia coal seam gas has emerged as a major industry with conservative estimates that there will be approximately 40,000 production wells built throughout the country. A great deal of fear and uncertainty is associated with the risks surrounding the development of gas seam mining, particularly over the possibility that ground water will be contaminated.
Again and again, I kept hearing news items involving children on the receiving end of violence: children being shot, forced into armies, abused, drugged, made to kill others … it was one item after another over a span of about three weeks. With each bulletin, I felt more acutely the loss and damage of these precious children.