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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Sunday, 23 June 2019 18:00

The "Shall Nots" of Scripture

“The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.” (Psalm 34:10) Many worldly minded people tend to resent the Bible as a book of prohibitio... More...

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Sunday, 23 June 2019 17:00

Spiritual Warfare, and Times I’ve Sensed the Presence of Demons and Righteous Angels

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The warfare against demonic powers depicted in Scripture is very real. But though unrighteous angels can fight God, they cannot overpower Him:

And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and...

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Written by Randy Alcorn
Sunday, 23 June 2019 17:00

A Sacrifice of Praise

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Ever get to Leviticus in your Bible reading and let out a – at least internal – groan? It can feel very hard work: all that stuff about sacrifice and all that stuff about what is clean and what isn’t.

I’ve been leading a group through a study of the Pentateuch as part of a...

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Written by Matthew Hosier
Sunday, 23 June 2019 16:53

Planning Theologically-Themed Worship Services

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Regarding last week’s blog, some asked for an elaboration on how worship has changed our congregation.

There are a lot of essential elements to worship described in the New Testament. Prayer, singing, public reading of scripture, teaching/preaching, and observation of the ordinances are just a...

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Written by Kevin Schaal
Sunday, 23 June 2019 16:00

Connecting the Dots

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A reader sends this anecdote:

“My nephew and I talked last night about abortion.  I could tell that he was troubled by the fact that at the earliest stage in his or her development, the developing child looks like a glob of cells.  “‘Most people can’t connect...

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Written by jbudziszewski
Sunday, 23 June 2019 16:00

Camping Through Colossians Day 6 (Final Day)

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Day 6 with Campers

Pray: “Oh Lord Jesus, you are both supreme over and sufficient for all things. We worship you today. We are so grateful for you, our King and Savior. You are worthy of all praise and honor. We commit this final day to you. Help us to walk through it according to your will...

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Written by Jennifer Oshman
Sunday, 23 June 2019 15:15

Christ Our Ransom

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Like many others, I have been moved over the last several years to repeatedly reassert the biblical emphasis on Christ’s propitiating work on the cross in what is typically called the “penal substitution” view of the atonement—for instance, devoting an entire chapter to it...

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Written by Jared C. Wilson
Sunday, 23 June 2019 15:10

The Transforming Power of God-Centeredness

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The Bible from beginning to end is the story of God. There is but one living and true God (Deuteronomy 6:4; Is. 45:5-7; 1 Cor. 8:4), an infinite, all-knowing Spirit (John 4:24), perfect in all His attributes, one in essence, eternally existing in three Persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit...

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Written by Dave Jenkins
Sunday, 23 June 2019 15:05

June 24: On the Celebration of the Supper by the Courts

On the Celebration of the Supper by the Courts

A few years ago my friend Ben Glaser, an Associate Reformed pastor, raised a most interesting question. He asked: 

“When did Presbyteries, Synods, and General Assemblies begin regularly having the Lord’s Supper at their...

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Written by Wayne Sparkman
Sunday, 23 June 2019 15:05

Links For The Church (6/24)

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God, Thank You I’m Not Like Those Prosperity Preachers

Costi Hinn shares three facts about prosperity preachers, and how we ought to function in a Christian manner toward them. 

For the Sake of the Call

In this helpful post, Mark Edworthy describes the concept of the missionary call,...

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Written by Staff
Sunday, 23 June 2019 15:00

Reconciling One’s Self To The Fact Of Sin

This is your hour, and the power of darkness. — Luke 22:53

It is not being reconciled to the fact of sin that produces all the disasters in life. You may talk about the nobility of human nature, but there is something in human nature which will laugh in the face of every ideal you have....

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Written by Classic RSS Feed | My Utmost For His Highest
Sunday, 23 June 2019 15:00

Hymn: "I Need Thee Every Hour" by Annie S. Hawks

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I Need Thee Every HourBy: Annie S. Hawks

I need Thee every hour, Most gracious Lord; No tender voice like Thine Can peace afford.

Refrain:I need Thee, oh, I need TheeEvery hour I need Thee;Oh, bless me now, my Savior!I come to Thee.

I need Thee every hour,Stay Thou near by; Temptations lose their power...

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Written by TFL
Sunday, 23 June 2019 15:00

The Pursuit of Excellence: It’s for Ministry, Not Just for Business

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“Excellence” might not be the business leadership buzzword it once was, but it’s far from dead. A quick search at Amazon shows plenty of recent business titles with “excellence” in them, and even if the term isn’t the biz word of the day anymore, the concept has...

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Written by Aaron Blumer
Sunday, 23 June 2019 14:04

3 Ways to Glorify God in Your Life

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God calls us to glorify him in all we do. Or perhaps to put it more precisely: One of the great ways God glorifies himself is by calling and enabling us, his people, to glorify him through our holy conduct.

Jonathan Edwards commented:

From time to time [in Scripture], embracing and practicing true...

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Written by David VanDrunen
Sunday, 23 June 2019 14:03

Why We Need More Pastors Like Augustine

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Rod Dreher’s 2017 bestseller The Benedict Option captured a wide Christian readership for two main reasons. The first was its wake-up call to conservatives trying to hold the line against an avalanche of anti-Christian animus. “It’s too late,” Dreher announced....

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Written by Bryan Litfin
Sunday, 23 June 2019 14:02

New History Textbook Grapples with America’s Complex Religious History

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The idea that America is a Christian nation is both true and false.

It’s true that the history of America has been shaped by many Christians. At the same time, there are numerous examples of Americans acting against Christian principles, even as they used the language of religion as...

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Written by Alex Ward
Sunday, 23 June 2019 14:00

6 Marks of a Healthy, Well-Balanced Christian Life

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My husband and I both work full-time, and we have two children in preschool. My job is creative and demanding; some would say I’m at the top of my field. On paper, this looks wonderful. In real life, it can be both messy and exhausting. Some nights, after the kids are in bed and my choices...

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Written by Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra
Sunday, 23 June 2019 13:39

Lost Destination

Ned and Esther Buchanan were already in their 50s when they decided to begin new life in San Francisco. Leaving New Haven, Connecticut by covered wagon, they joined the caravan in Independence, Missouri. But disaster struck when Esther died of snakebite in Wyoming. That left Ned with a terrible...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 23 June 2019 13:32

Folau, the Left, and Double Standards Featured

When I penned my 15th piece on Israel Folau yesterday, I really thought that would be the last one – for sure! But it seems that every day, if not every hour, a new development arises. New twists and turns keep coming up, and the latest is a real doozy.

I spoke yesterday about all the hysteria...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Sunday, 23 June 2019 13:08

Interacting With A Few King James Only Talking Points

  • Discussion:
          -This article serves as a rebuttal to a post on an otherwise interesting blog operated by Pastor Kent Brandenburg, where he defends his King James onlyism against claims of that translation being influenced by the Latin Vulgate. As is the typical...

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Written by Jesse
Sunday, 23 June 2019 12:53

Signs of the kingdom interview

Interview regarding signs of the kingdom with Joel Chopp of the Henry Center, Trinity International University/TEDS: https://henrycenter.tiu.edu/2019/05/signs-of-the-kingdom-craig-keener/

Authors: Craig Keener...

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Written by Craig Keener
Sunday, 23 June 2019 11:02

God’s Election and Reprobation in 2 Thessalonians 2:9–14

“The arrival of the lawless one will be by Satan’s working with all kinds of miracles and signs and false wonders, and with every kind of evil deception directed against those who are perishing, because they found no place in their hearts for the truth so as to be saved. Consequently...

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Written by Alan E. Kurschner
Sunday, 23 June 2019 10:17

Christian News Weekly Recap June 17 – 22, 2019

Christian News Weekly Recap June 17 – 22, 2019 This is a recap of the past week’s daily news items from our Christian News Section. Monday June 17, 2019 Supreme Court Rejects Ruling that Punished Christian Bakers in Oregon Glasgow congregation votes to leave Episcopal Church of Scotland...

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Written by Alesia Cengia
Sunday, 23 June 2019 09:34

Reflections on the Month Formerly Known as June

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The Pride flag is raised for the first time at Cincinnati City Hall, June 21, 2019.  Photo by: Dwayne Slavey.

“Today is about saying that we are in this fight for civil rights and social justice and that love is love is love is love.”

    – Cincinnati...

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Written by Steve Matthews
Sunday, 23 June 2019 05:59

SCRIPTURE SUNDAY – THE BOOK OF GENESIS

Now that I have completed sharing all of the Books of the New Testament with you in audio form, I will begin sharing the rest of the Books of the Old Testament with you, beginning with the first and very important Book of the Bible, the Book that records our beginnings –the Book of Genesis....

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Written by Mary/Living For His Glory
Sunday, 23 June 2019 05:27

Legalism, Antinomianism Christian Liberty

This week Coleen and Angela discuss legalism, antinomianism and Christian Liberty. Episode Resources: Christian Liberty – Reformed Pilgrims Heidelcast Series: Nomism And Antinomianism Heidelberg 91: What Are Good Works? (1) R. Scott Clark Heidelberg 91: What Are Good Works? (2) R. Scott Clark...

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Written by Coleen Sharp
Sunday, 23 June 2019 05:17

Classical Liberalism Keeps Politics Downstream

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As is often the case, my discussion with Pastor Douglas Wilson on classical liberalism contra post-liberalism, subset of the dispute between Sohrab Ahmari and David French presently rankling conservatism, exhibits greater agreement on substance than might have initially appeared. Simultaneously,...

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Written by P. Andrew Sandlin
Sunday, 23 June 2019 04:35

How to Partner with Parents in Youth Ministry

James and Daniel further discuss what it means to partner with parents in youth ministry. They also discuss how you can minister to students whose parents are lost and unchurched.  Key points of discussion:  Build relationships with parents and be accessible  Train your leaders to...

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Written by James White
Sunday, 23 June 2019 02:00

Discover the Old Testament: Joshua

Background The book of Joshua serves as the sequel to the first five books written by Moses called the Torah (or “Law”). It serves as a climax to all that Moses had…

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Written by TOvermiller
Sunday, 23 June 2019 01:49

Moral dilemmas for the voting booth and battlefield

How many contemporaneously-corroborated reports of sexual assault do Republicans need to read — or tapes bragging about sexual assault do Republicans need to hear — before they understand the president is a likely sex predator?
A couple...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 23 June 2019 01:38

Identity politics for me but not for thee

I posted on this once before:
But now I'd like to make some additional, related observations:
i) James White is a critic of identity politics. And that's fine. Identity politics should be opposed. The problem is when he unconsciously uses...

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Written by steve
Sunday, 23 June 2019 01:05

Sermons from the Book of Isaiah by Alistair Begg

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Listen to or download for free sermons from Isaiah by Alistair Begg. Choose from below or see additional sermons using our bible scripture sorting tool.

1. Here is My Servant! Part One

Isaiah 42:1 

2. The Tenderness of Christ

Isaiah 42:1-9 

3. The Cross of Christ

Isaiah 53:1-12 

4. A Man of...

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Written by TFL
Sunday, 23 June 2019 00:00

An Open To Beth Moore about Homosexuality with Michelle Lesley

Andrew Rappaport is joined by Michelle Lesley to talk about the open letter to Beth Moore that she put out and signed. Here is a link to the open letter: https://michellelesley.com/2019/06/19/an-open-letter-to-beth-moore/ Rapp Report Daily 0073   Here are the questions that were...

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Written by Andrew Rappaport
Sunday, 23 June 2019 00:00

Ryan T. Anderson lectures on marriage and why it matters

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Here’s the lecture:

About the speaker:

Ryan T. Anderson researches and writes about marriage and religious liberty as the William E. Simon Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. He also focuses on justice and moral principles in economic thought, health care and education, and...

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Written by Wintery Knight
Saturday, 22 June 2019 22:31

The Haters and Bigots Are Still After Folau Featured

Having already written 14 full or partial articles in the past 14 months about Christian Rugby star Israel Folau, I really did not think I would be writing any more. But as anti-Christian bigotry and Folau-bashing keeps ramping up, it looks like I need to do yet another piece.

Now the God-hating...

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Written by Bill Muehlenberg
Saturday, 22 June 2019 22:29

Judah First

Of the multitude of Messianic prophecies that stand out in the book of Genesis, Gen. 3:15, 12:1-3 and Gen. 49:8-12 are arguably the most significant. After our first parents fell, the Lord promised to send a Redeemer into the world. This Redeemer would be the seed of the woman, the seed of Abraham...

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Written by Nicholas T. Batzig
Saturday, 22 June 2019 21:41

Kay Cude Poetry: The Hypocrites Featured

Kay Cude is a Texas Poet. Used with permission. Click to enlarge.
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Saturday, 22 June 2019 21:00

Help! I Don’t Know How to Bring My Faith to Work

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This article is part of the Help! series.

Remaining Faithful

Like all working people, Christians must deal with deadlines, difficult people, office politics, and the feeling of being outside the inner circle. Christians share the typical frustrations of...

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Written by Gregory C. Cochran
Saturday, 22 June 2019 20:16

Sunday A La Carte (June 23)

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Every day I scour the internet to look for interesting articles and videos. Sometimes I find far more than can fit from Monday to Saturday, and this was one of those weeks. Hence, here’s a Sunday edition of A La Carte.

I recommend watching Alistair Begg on “Knowing vs Feeling in Worship&r...

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Written by Tim Challies
Saturday, 22 June 2019 20:15

It’s about True Worshippers, not Great Worship

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Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in the assembly of his faithful people. 

Let Israel rejoice in their Maker; let the people of Zion be glad in their King. Let them praise his name with dancing and make music to him with timbrel and harp. For...

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Written by Scotty Smith
Saturday, 22 June 2019 20:00

Exciting Announcement: Gettys Performing at Answers for Pastors and Christian Leaders

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We’re excited to announce that famed modern hymn writers, Keith and Krysten Getty, will be joining us for our 2019 Answers for Pastors and Christian Leaders’ conference in October 2019! The Gettys are household names when it comes to hymn writing, with Keith’s “In Christ...

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Written by Ken Ham
Saturday, 22 June 2019 20:00

The Practical and the Sublime

We often try to distinguish between theoretical Christianity and practical Christianity. You know how that goes. "All that doctrine and stuff is all well and good, but I need something that relates to me." The idea is that the theoretical and the practical don't really mix. There's all those...

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Written by Winging It
Saturday, 22 June 2019 19:23

This Sunday at Church: Pray for someone

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Two weeks ago I wrote “This Sunday at Church: Thank someone who works behind the scene.”

This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Pray for someone.

Praying can be one of the most easiest thing to do…yet praying can be the hardest thing to do.

This week...

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Written by SLIMJIM
Saturday, 22 June 2019 18:00

Nuggets from Occult Invasion—An Astonishingly Broad Acceptance

June 23, 2019
Celebrities are the leading promoters of occult “spirituality.” Merv Griffin promoted Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and TM in the ‘70s. Ten years ago Oprah Winfrey revealed that the “secret of her...

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Written by TBC Staff - CR
Saturday, 22 June 2019 18:00

Elisha's Bears

“And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in t... More...

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Written by Days of Praise from ICR
Saturday, 22 June 2019 17:30

Spurgeon on women preaching Featured


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The PyroManiacs devote some space each weekend to highlights from the lifetime of works from the Prince of Preachers, Charles Haddon Spurgeon.  The following excerpts are from the original sources cited therewith.  
When Boswell told...

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Written by Kerry James Allen
Saturday, 22 June 2019 17:00

WHI-1472 | The Light of the World

PROGRAM AUDIO & RESOURCES

What Scriptures did Jesus have in mind when he taught that living water would flow from the hearts of those who believe in him? Similarly, when he claimed to be the light of the world, what Old Testament promises was he alluding to? Is the story of the woman caught in...

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Written by WHI Admin
Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:00

Camping Through Colossians Day 5

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Day 5 with Campers

Pray:“Lord, you alone are the giver of love, peace, and gratitude. We are weak, but you are strong. All that we have is from you and for you. Today help us to put on love. Help the peace of Christ to dwell in our hearts. Help our team and the local leaders to be bound...

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Written by Jennifer Oshman
Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:36

Sunday Morning Praise

Blessed Assurance

The post Sunday Morning Praise appeared first on Do Not Be Surprised....

Authors: E Benz...

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Written by E Benz
Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:15

Rome Watch #6: Rome’s Big Immigration Lie

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The “big lie” is a propaganda technique based on the supposed idea that, if one tells gigantic lies, those lies will gain acceptance because normal people can’t fathom that someone could make up such enormous falsehoods.

Whether the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops...

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Written by Steve Matthews