Vertical Thought: October - December 2012

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In This Issue

  • by Corbin Rose
"Oh sorry, I meant to get ahold of you, but I've been really busy!" "Hey, I wanted to do that, but I've just been so busy." Have you ever used this excuse? Why are we always so busy?
  • by Nicholas Bizic
We live in a commitment-phobic age, and it especially affects young adults and teens. Do you have commitment troubles—especially the most important commitment of all?
  • by Scott Hoefker
"I'm saved—I can feel Jesus in my heart!" "I had an awesome experience with the Lord!" "Oh, the Spirit leads me with feelings overwhelming!" Emotion-based religious sentiments seem to be the norm these days—but is that a good thing?
  • by Howard Davis
George Washington is still one of the most important and respected people in American history. Why? What made him great? And whom did he try to follow?
  • by Randy Stiver
Does God want somebody else’s nation to shoot, blast or bomb your nation into submission or out of existence? You know He doesn't. But how do you reconcile the existence of God with the reality of war?
  • by Amanda Stiver
With the popularity of recent movies like The Hunger Games and Brave, among others, the popularity of archery among girls and women has increased.
  • by Amanda Stiver
A study by the United States Department of Agriculture found that by some measures healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables do in fact cost less than foods higher in fat, sugar and salt.
  • by Dan Dowd
Human history is a story of mostly failed relationships. Most of mankind's problems have been and are caused by one simple word: selfishness.
  • by Amanda Stiver
It's one of those questions we never knew we wanted to know until someone asked it: What does outer space smell like?