Real Change

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My video-chapel convocation address for the Fall 2020 semester released last week, ended with six steps you can take to accomplish real change—particularly related to racism and other social justice issues. If you have not heard or read the message, take time to view it in its entirety. If you...

Patience

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Schools and churches in our area are trying to reopen and the challenges are formidable. One of the most troublesome aspects is the uncertainty caused by ever-changing circumstances related to the pandemic. Just when a school or church announces their plans, the underlying assumptions that...

Forty Years

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We recently celebrated our fortieth wedding anniversary which means two things. Our marriage has lasted awhile and we are getting old! When we teach on marriage, we half-jokingly say, “We have been married 40 years; about 38 good ones.” We have had some rough patches that probably total up to...

Be Alert

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Leading is tiring. The disciples had a full day with Jesus, culminating with what would turn out to be their final meal together. They had learned important lessons that day about serving humbly and avoiding bravado. They had learned Jesus’ death was imminent and were puzzled about what was...

Beware Bravado

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One of the Bible’s authenticating features is the honest way it describes the failures and shortcomings of prominent characters. We see biblical characters—warts and all—as they struggled to learn what it meant to follow Jesus and fulfill the leadership roles he assigned. Peter made one of those...

Freedom

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Freedom of speech is what makes current protests possible and a vital part of political change. Freedom of speech means, with few limitations, freedom to espouse whatever beliefs you hold without governmental restriction. You may face opposition from people who disagree with you, but many of...

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