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7 passages I wish were in the Bible

Why doesn’t the Bible mention Jesus laughing? We see Christ weeping. We see him getting furious with hypocritical do-gooders. What about him cracking a smile, or better yet, cracking up? There’s no such passage. But surely Jesus laughed. Consider: He loved kids and vice versa (this isn’t true of grim people). He was a master storyteller (and raconteurs are always amusing). He was an A-lister at the dinner parties of the irreligious crowd (Sticks-in-the-mud don’t get…

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Squinting our red eyes at the hope of a new day

Do you ever get the sense that life is a series of red eye flights from birth to the grave? Darkness and light duking it out over the course of 70 or so years. Thanks to some insomniac in the 70’s, airlines realized they could maximize their fleet’s productivity/profit by using their planes to transport freight overnight from the west coast…

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How “more” and “faster” can kill your heart

Last week I met an ultra-marathoner (i.e., one of those people who thinks running a mere 26.2 miles is for wusses). This guy once ran 100 miles in 28 straight hours—and not because he was delivering a life-saving vaccine to a remote, disease-ravaged village. He ran all that way (on purpose!) because, apparently, while some running is good, more running is better. When I asked about the…

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