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Trust the power of discovery

In Telling True Stories: A Nonfiction Writers’ Guide, Emmy-winning TV documentary producer Stanley Nelson writes: Saying too much — especially in the film’s narration — ruins the audience’s sense of discovery. The experience of watching a film should be making … Continue reading

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Where a monster movie breaks bad

My wife and I went to see “Jurassic World” last night because … well, we’re still not sure why. Maybe because we had a Groupon. Anyway, if you like special effects, dinosaurs, awful writing and wooden acting, then this is … Continue reading

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Open-Enders — Questions that Make Your Interview Count

Even the best interviews often start off a bit awkwardly as you’re getting to know your subject and discerning his vibe. Depending on the subject, you can find a hundred different trails to success. One good way to turn an interview … Continue reading

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Wienermobile crash causes heartache

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Choking back tears, local processed meat lovers outside Pennsylvania’s capital bid farewell to an old friend — the local Oscar Meyer Wienermobile. The Wienermobile crashed outside a popular local deli on Sunday afternoon, just after lunchtime. Efforts to … Continue reading

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WWHTD? How churches can produce more world Christians

Famed 19th-century missionary Hudson Taylor suggested a four-part process for engaging congregations in missions. 1. Missions are preached every Sunday; 2. Every person in the church knows his/her personal responsibility to support the work of missionaries; 3. Missionaries must give … Continue reading

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The church and expensive perfume

A bit random and off-topic today, but it tracks with a conversation I’ve been having with a friend. Here goes … There’s one story from the gospels I always have trouble with. It’s where Jesus lets Mary, the sister of … Continue reading

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World Cup holds up mirror to life

The collective yawn that usually greets the World Cup on these U.S. shores has given way to real live celebration and excitement. The shots of fans in Chicago hollering about shots in Manaus thrill the hearts of fütbol fans everywhere. You … Continue reading

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