But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Wednesday, 13 February 2019 04:16

Ushering in a One World Religion?

I have to say it’s a bit off-putting that so many within Christendom seem so unconcerned about the massive push by many of today’s religious leaders toward a one-world religious system. There are so many who deny what is occurring right in front of our noses. What can you do? The only...

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Written by modres
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 04:04

Jemar Tisby Denies the Gospel, Insists White People Must Atone for Their Own Past Sins

Jemar Tisby is a former professor at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, the president of The Witness, and the author

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Written by JeffMaples
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 03:48

What’s your altitude for missions?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Feb. 11-17 is Focus on WMU week in the Southern Baptist Convention.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.(BP) — According to an insect identification database, 647 types of bugs and insects are found here in Alabama. Some downright scare me. I looked at images of each...

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Written by Baptist Press
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 02:19

"Saved Through the Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ" -- Acts 15:6-29 (A Postscript to Our Sermons on Galatians)

A Postscript to Sermons on the Book of Galatians

What happened after Paul sent his letter to the churches in Galatia?  We don’t know what happened in the specific congregations receiving Paul’s Galatian letter, but we do know how the church at large reacted to Paul’s rebuke of...

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Written by Kim Riddlebarger
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 02:14

Don’t Allegorize the Bible

Allegories are empty speculations and as it were the scum of Holy Scripture. Origen’s allegories are not worth so much dirt. To allegorize is to juggle the Scripture. Allegorizing may degenerate into a mere monkey game. Allegories are awkward, absurd, inventive, obsolete, loose rags. Martin...

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Written by Glenn E. Chatfield
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 01:50

Methodist Madness | Charlotte Allen | First Things

Duke University, which prides itself on being an elite and cosmopolitan institution of higher learning, has suddenly reminded the world—and probably many of its own astonished students—that it has a religious affiliation with the United Methodist Church.Duke’s president, Vincent...

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Written by Kevin Schaal
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 01:46

80 Years Ago Today: R. C Sproul Was Born

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Robert Charles Sproul—called by his parents R. C. Sproul III—was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on February 13, 1939, the second child of Robert Cecil and Mayre Ann Sproul.

An avid Steelers and Pirates fan, sports were a big part of his life. But at the age of 15, R.C. had to drop out...

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Written by Justin Taylor
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 01:12

From Two Murder Victims to One: It Didn’t Take Long for New York’s Radical Abortion Bill to Show its Deadly Consequences Featured

The horror of abortion seems to appear daily and in ever deadlier form in the nation’s headlines as states across the country pledge their support for late-term abortion laws. These laws would essentially allow for abortion right up until the moment a child is born. New laws in New York and...

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Written by Albert Mohler
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 01:08

Joseph’s Life and Lessons, Part 4

Previously, we followed Joseph from his homeland and family, to Egypt, carried there by a Gentile caravan, who were descendants of Ishmael. From there, Joseph was sold to a high official and captain of the guard in Pharaoh’s kingdom; Potiphar. We also learned that after Joseph had been...

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Written by modres
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:46

GREEN NEW DEAL is ‘Recipe for Killing Almost Everyone on Planet Earth’ Says Former Co-Founder of Greenpeace

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Since 2015, I have been writing articles on the Georgia Guide Stones and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

What do these have in common?  The Georgia Guide Stones (GGS), an eerie monument of sorts, clearly spells out the Globalist’s agenda for our planet. There are...

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Written by Geri Ungurean
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:11

The disconnect problem

There is a certain well-known problem facing libertarians–the so-called "luck problem." If an event is undetermined, then it is random, and random events are not within anyone's control. A tad more carefully, if an event is undetermined then it is not determined by the agent's reasons, and...

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Written by steve
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:02

Union with Christ: A Brief Introduction

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John Hartley
Feb 13, 2019
Every spiritual benefit we believers receive – justification, adoption, and sanctification – flow to us out of the person of Jesus Christ. These benefits do not exist alone, each standing off in its silo waiting to be...

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Written by John Hartley
Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:01

Woman Says She Wishes She’d Had a Late-Term Abortion Instead of Having Her Daughter

To the godless, progressive pro-abortion camp, life is not something given to you, it’s something you earn by living. In

The post Woman Says She Wishes She’d Had a Late-Term Abortion Instead of Having Her Daughter appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by JeffMaples
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 23:46

Learning about Sanctification from Groundhog Day

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We recently celebrated that oddest of American traditions, Groundhog Day. Every February 2, the nation awaits a weather prediction from “Phil,” a groundhog who makes his home in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. If he sees his shadow that morning, it means six more weeks of wintery weather or...

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Written by Jimmy Adkins
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 23:29

Dominated by Howling Commies

And just like that, as though coordinated with a prearranged signal, it seems to me that the Democrats have decided to do what they can to make sure that Donald Trump gets a full two terms. While I have been mulling over my promise to write on the challenge that Christians face when it comes to how...

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Written by Douglas Wilson
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 23:00

Are men allowed to have preferences about which women are best for marriage?

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So, in my last post, I explained why men have to be careful about choosing a wife. Men have plans and they need a woman with the right skills to achieve it. Even if a woman genuinely repents her past, she may not have developed the skills for a...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 23:00

Prayer and Temptation

Matthew 6:13 “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”

In verse 12 Jesus taught His disciples to ask for forgiveness when they have broken their relationship with the Father. Because God forgives us, we are to be forgiving toward others. Being humble in...

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Written by Benjamin Wilson
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 22:57

Disposing of the dead

How a culture disposes of the dead is a cultural interpretation of what human lives mean. It's said that contemporary American culture is post-Christian, but that's simplistic. There's a vibrant, influential Christian presence. But America is highly polarized on the religious question. Many...

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Written by steve
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 22:52

Walk in Love: What Does It Mean?

The fifth chapter of Ephesians opens with the startling, unrelenting admonition to be “imitators of God” (Ephesians 5:1). The word translated imitators is the same word from which we get our word “mimic.” What a command! “Be like God.” How can we take this in?...

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Written by Justin Huffman
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 22:50

(A)Typical Woman: Free, Whole, and Called in Christ by Abigail Dodds

As a young girl, I thought the board game Life laid out the basic script for adult life. The path allowed me to drive my little plastic car from college to a career, then on to marriage and eventually to home ownership in just that orderly sequence. In actuality, that is pretty much the script my...

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Written by Laura Lundgren
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 22:44

BREAKING: James MacDonald Officially Fired From Harvest Church

CHICAGO TRIBUNE — BREAKING: Harvest Bible Chapel elders announced early Wednesday morning that senior pastor James MacDonald has been terminated.

The post BREAKING: James MacDonald Officially Fired From Harvest Church appeared first on Reformation Charlotte.

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Written by Reformation Charlotte
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 22:15

Repent and Believe, Part One: Introduction

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.” Mark 1:14-15

Many have been confused and hindered in their relationship with God because of misunderstanding the...

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Written by John Van Gelderen
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 22:00

“Lust” is at the forefront of sin.

If you could sum up in one word what is keeping most of this world from coming to Christ, what would that word be? Perhaps you would say “unbelief,” or “rebellion” or “sin.” True, but I believe “lust” is at the forefront of sin. The Bible says that...

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Written by The Daily Evidence
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:54

On Law and Justice

If you were to find yourself in court accused of performing an action that you think is morally permissible--good, even--but against which there is a law, how would you react? Most likely, even if everyone in the room thought otherwise, you would think an injustice was being carried out.Imagine...

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Written by Ben Holloway
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:44

Day by Day

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)

God sings. He sings over you. And when he does, “he will quiet you with his love.”

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This informs...

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Written by Paul Tautges
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:16

It’s Official: James MacDonald Removed as Senior Pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel Effective Today Featured

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Editor’s Note: The elders of Harvest Bible Chapel released the following announcement to their congregation this morning (dateline February 13, 2019).

Dear Harvest Bible Chapel Family:

It is with great sadness that we as the Elders of Harvest Bible Chapel wish to convey to you a very recent...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:10

Southern Baptists, Sexual Abuse, and a Far More Serious Problem Featured

Southern Baptists and Sexual Abuse

The first story by the Houston Chronicle on sexual abuse within Southern Baptist churches and entities is horrific to read. The information that the authors compiled into a database was gathered primarily from public sources. The power of having all of that data...

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Written by Tom Ascol
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 21:00

Love Covers a Multitude of Sins Featured

The deep, deep love of Jesus for his elect makes all earthly sorrow and hatred nothing—yea, less than nothing. There has never been any point within the existence of the triune God when the Son of God was not committed to a love relationship with a redeemed humanity—a humanity that...

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Written by Tom Nettles
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:53

Twitter Enraged: The Callousness of Esquire to Feature White Teen during Black History Month Featured

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[RT | USA News] Esquire magazine has stepped on something of a cultural landmine with its latest feature piece, detailing the life of a young white, middle-class teenage boy. Both the timing and the article’s subject have irked many on Twitter.

The piece in question, titled “The...

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:29

Christian Man Academy Open for Enrollment

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I’ve had a growing burden for young men growing up in a world that is not only confused about masculinity but even hostile to it. In recent weeks, the Gillette ad has sparked renewed debate about “toxic masculinity.” Young (and not-so-young) men are looking for clarity,...

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Written by David Murray
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:16

A Strong Delusion: Genitals Do Not Indicate Gender Featured

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11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

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Written by Cherie Vandermillen
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:00

Worldview Wednesday: Metaphysics

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Q1 of the New Covenant Catechism: Who is God? The Lord is God. The most fundamental question of every worldview is “what is the nature of prime reality?” This question is answered by the study of metaphysics. John Frame​ points out that some worldviews have concepts of prime...

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Written by Joel Settecase
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:00

Acts: A 14-Day Devotional for Men

February 13, 2019 by: Crosswayimage

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

Strengthed by the Spirit

The book of Acts was written by Luke as a follow-up to his Gospel. He is known to have been a friend of Paul’s, as well as a traveling companion of his. A theme of the book...

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Written by Crossway
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:00

5 Myths about the Song of Songs

February 13, 2019 by: Philip Graham Rykenimage

This article is part of the 5 Myths series.

Myth #1: The Song of Songs is just a human love story.

I do not intend to treat the Song of Songs like an allegory, in which everything in the book stands for something else, and in which we start coming up...

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Written by Philip Graham Ryken
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:00

40 Harmful Effects of Christianity – #28 Featured

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“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.”Colossians 2:8

This post is the twenty-eighth in a series that addresses a list of...

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Written by Seth Dunn
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 20:00

Are We Turning Toward or Away From God?

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Today we look at a challenging article by Shane Idelman admonishing the Church to start living and acting like the Church instead of caving to the pressure and beliefs of secular society.  And breaking news in case you haven’t heard:  The church is not a building or a...

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Written by comments@standupforthetruth.com
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 19:54

The bogus “seamless tunic” of Trier, Germany and a 19th-century religious Woodstock

Most everyone is familiar with the bogus “Shroud of Turin,” the alleged burial shroud of Jesus displayed at the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist in Turin, Italy. But few are aware of the extremely large number of other purported “relics” throughout Roman...

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Written by Tom
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 19:08

Two New Books by Jörg Frey

One of the most productive NT scholars today is Professor Jörg Frey (University of Zurich), and so it is very good news to have a couple of his major works now available in English.

A major focus for Frey over many years now is the Gospel of John, and one of the new books is a revised and...

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Written by larryhurtado
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 19:00

Enjoy 20% Off Storewide at AnswersBookstore.com

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Presidents Day is coming up next week, and we’re offering a special Presidents Day Sale through our online bookstore. Now through February 18, 2019, US residents enjoy 20% off storewide; just use the coupon code PRES19 at checkout. It’s a great time to add to—or maybe just...

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Written by Ken Ham
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 19:00

Imperishable Beauty: Lesson 16- A Beautiful Proclamation in the Church

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Written by Michelle Lesley
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:56

Biographies for People Who Have Never Read a Biography

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In recent weeks I’ve encountered a number of people who have never read a biography. While there’s no law commanding the reading of biographies, there are certainly many good reasons to make them a regular part of a reading diet. Today I want to offer just a few suggestions and...

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:51

A La Carte (February 13)

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There is, once again, a small list of Kindle deals to browse through.

Yesterday I put out a little video about ESV Scripture Journals; shortly thereafter (and entirely coincidentally) they went on sale at Westminster Books.

The Power of the Gospel and the Meltdown of Identity Politics

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Written by Tim Challies
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:37

You Are Not Alone: Lessons from Elijah Featured

By Elizabeth PrataPoor Elijah. He really went through it, didn't he? He was surrounded on all sides by non-believers. They were vigorous in their false faith and Elijah was vexed to the extreme. It's really hard to be the only one in a place where you are the only one who knows the truth and...

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Written by The End Time
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:30

Book Review: Can We Trust the Gospels?

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by Peter J. WilliamsThe four Gospels found in the New Testament tell the life story of the central figure of Christianity—Jesus of Nazareth. If the history recorded in Gospels isn’t reliable history, then it’s game over for Christians, because outside of the Gospel accounts we...

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Written by Rebecca Stark
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:26

Seeing Jesus in the Difficult Chapters of Life

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But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 

“Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”Acts 7:55–56 (NIV)

Lord Jesus,...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:00

Finally, a Biblical Marriage Counseling Primer!

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Do you know the feeling when you come across a grand slam book? Something inside of you ignites as the words on the page send you into outward exclamations of “amen” or “that’s so helpful.” That is exactly how I felt when reading Jonathan Holmes...

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Written by Eliza Huie
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:00

Meet the Socialists

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC for short) is the new face for the new Socialism (their term, not mine) pushing into what used to be a democratic government. She's the face; she's not the lone person. Bernie Sanders, for instance, did disturbingly well in his run for president on that platform. Their...

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Written by Winging It
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 18:00

Our King-Servant-Anointed Conqueror: Jesus

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Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights. (Isa. 42:1)
For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by...

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Written by Derek W.H. Thomas
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 17:44

¿Por Que Se You Que Los Evangelios Fueron Escritos Tempranamente?

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El primer criterio que utilizo para poner a prueba la fiabilidad de un testigo es simplemente esto: realmente estaba presente cuando ocurrió el crimen el supuesto “testigo”? No se puede ser un verdadero testigo si no estaban aún...

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Written by J. Warner
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 17:34

Lessons in Evangelism (and Christian Case Making) from the Life of Roadies

imageA few years back I taught three services at Liquid Church in Morristown, New Jersey. Liquid is a growing, vibrant, passionate family of believers, and the group’s energy was palpable and contagious. It was an exciting opportunity to connect with brothers and sisters on the other side of the...

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Written by J. Warner