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42 and the Power of a Strong Stand

The movie 42 tells the story of Jackie Robinson’s experience as the first African-American baseball player in the Major Leagues. It is a satisfying movie in the archetypal sports movie kind of way, but I was surprised to appreciate it most in a theological sort of way.   Curious?  Watch the movie … Continue reading

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The Surprising Superhero Power that Saved the World

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If you could claim one “superhero power,” like becoming invisible, reading minds, superhuman strength, or X-ray vision, what would you choose?  And what would you do with it? A quick scan of upcoming movies  reveals a few predictable  summer superheros: Iron Man 3, Man of … Continue reading

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Big Data: A Brief Education

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There was a day when miners physically blasted, dug  and drilled in search of treasures like gold, silver and oil.  Today’s most profitable miners are statisticians and mathematicians searching for veins of meaningful information from within mountains of data. How do you feel about that? … Continue reading

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Would you Still Vote for Jesus?

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Would you vote for the leader of a kingdom characterized by power, freedom and unity? Most of us would, but Jesus, the King, regularly told followers and crowds to keep quiet about what they had experienced or observed of his kingdom.  Not exactly … Continue reading

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Would you Vote for Jesus?

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The U.S. election day is blessedly behind us.  Each presidential candidate proposed a vision for the country, and the voters made their choice. Today I invite you to consider the vision put forth by the leader of a different kind of kingdom.  Jesus, at … Continue reading

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Fearful Power and Ferocious Love

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“Nature is an awful lot more powerful than we are.”  New York’s Mayor Bloomberg in an AP article. The devastation left by Sandy’s power is difficult to comprehend.  I can only grieve with those who suffered losses of all kinds and pray for the strength … Continue reading

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How to Change the World

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We all want a better world, right? But what does a “better world” look like?  And how do we get there?  Ironically, those who are most passionate about improving the world often end up in angry fights over whose version of “better” should … Continue reading

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What is the Remedy for Corruption?

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I live in Illinois, the state in which one hears jokes about governors moving out of the governor’s mansion directly into prison.  It’s not funny. Corruption, while present in every culture throughout the ages, seems to have gained a deadly stranglehold in our country in recent years.  … Continue reading

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Resurrection Power

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We who call ourselves Christians just celebrated the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. Do we experience the power of the resurrection just as mightily on the other 364 days of the year? The resurrection is most … Continue reading

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Do we really believe?

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Do you really believe that “…many who are first will be last, and the last first?”  When you are in a position of leadership, do you really believe that the way to become great is to lower yourself to the … Continue reading

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