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Christians, myself included, regularly use words and phrases like church, service, follower of Jesus Christ, shepherd, humility, community and surrender. Yet, the words, phrases and values that actually animate our (my) behavior are very different. I observe, and am challenged by, a disconnect between … Continue reading
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An excellent use of one hour over this holiday weekend would be to read the full text of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Dr. King wrote the letter in…
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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
There is an important question implicit in every front page news article covering the upcoming national elections. Who is best qualified to lead our country? And behind that question is another: What qualities must that leader possess? Based on the behavior and coverage of our presidential … Continue reading
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An excellent use of one hour over this holiday weekend would be to read the full text of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail. Dr. King wrote the letter in response to criticism from fellow ministers over the … Continue reading