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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. This is the life. Spike (your hair). Do (affirmative action). Study dispassionately (stem cells). Hug passionately (yon tree). Live (for money). Go (to the Laughing Church). Believe (in Yourself). Play (the lottery). Swim (across Lake Superior). Love (the things Madonna loves). Rock. Roll. And Sin (in everything). The life—saith the world! Come and get it! But, dear youthful reader—don’t! For the world’s life is no life. Theirs is life without God. Vanity. Terrible depraved death-life now. And then death-death forever. Saith the Lord! Dear young Christian readers: your...

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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. There’s this article in front of me entitled “‘Do or Dye.” The title refers to hairdos. Seems nowadays that if you don’t perm or spike or shave or braid or bleach or color your hair or go with girls that do—you are not much. Just another of the many ways this strange world we live in is calling us to “Get a life!” ‘Do or Dye! Color your hair blue, spike it, or you simply are one of those conformists with the flat EKG. In a recent article...

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Rev. Dick is pastor of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. Get a life!” All over the place. Hear it?  From somewhere near San Andreas’ fault to wherever will shake: “Get a life!” On the ball diamond: “Get a life!”  From one raging driver to another: “Get a life!” On the talk show and the sit-com, at the party.  In nothing but fun, or in disgust and scorn.  Because people want to make a point, or because they have run out of points to make. There’s this exhortation: “Get a life!”  In the hopes, one would surmise, of raising...

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