In this clip from Despicable Me, Gru needs his adopted daughters to jump from a flying ship so he can save them from crashing. Though it doesn’t make sense and is frightening, they trust his words and jump anyway
There’s an old magic trick that involves making a woman disappear after she’s entered a life-sized box. The audience is led to believe she has actually disappeared, due to a series of actions by the magician
Jesus used the familiar landscapes, objects, and occurrences of everyday life to describe the profound truths of the Kingdom to his disciples and the crowds who would follow him.
In the film National Treasure, the two main characters, Ben and Abigail, begin a monologue including a series of thoughts and questions after hearing a very difficult historic riddle.
In the Bible, we read about how the Israelites were to love God wholeheartedly, in order to know him intimately, which we see is the desire of God throughout the Pentateuch.
Science textbooks are full of all the basic ideas, formulas, and information needed to move on into any field of scientific study or profession.
According to DMV.org, “26% of all car crashes in 2014 involved cell phone use” while driving. In the United States, at least 9 people are killed by a distracted driver and 1,000 people are injured by a distracted driver
In the Bible (Ephesians 3:10), Paul describes the wisdom of God as “manifold,” a word that can be understood to mean “multifaceted,” like a diamond whose beauty is seen even more clearly by its multifaceted cut.
We cannot pursue both God’s will and our own independent will. We have to empty ourselves of one in order to fully embrace the other. When our hearts are surrendered and trusting God,
One of the best cards you can draw in the game Monopoly is the “get out of jail free” card. It completely lets you off of the hook when you land in the ‘jail’ of the board game.
In the very popular film, Alice in Wonderland, Alice, the main character, enters through a rabbit hole into the surprising and upside-down world of Wonderland
We may feel intimidated to share the gospel with others, but, really, we are all pretty seasoned evangelists—news sharers—in some way.
The Olympics continue to be an anticipated spectacle of human ability, strength, and courage. More encouraging is watching athletes of Christian faith live it out as the compete.
When a bride and groom get married, the bride’s name (usually) changes immediately. One or both of their addresses change and often so do bank accounts. Other changes are more of a process:
There was a sad but true incident that took place in an old Spanish church not too long ago. A parishioner took it upon herself to restore an old mural of Christ in the church that had deteriorated over the years.
A US government’s ambassador is the President’s highest-ranking representative to a specific nation abroad. She is a spokesperson for the United States to the nation in which she resides
Practicing generosity is like weightlifting. If you start lifting thirty-pound reps (roughly one-third of your body weight when you’re still one hundred pounds), you are going to have a much easier time lifting larger
How would you feel if your personal trainer, who is supposed to hold you accountable to your health goals, began to tempt you with cake and sweets—bringing cake to your house
Have you ever tried to draw attention to yourself? Like a child who acts out in order to get attention from their parents, or maybe a teenager who really wants to impress someone
In 1999 psychologist Daniel Simmons conducted an experiment in which people watched a video with six volunteers divided into teams with black or white shirts.