Lessons on Leadership

“Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favor of him.  And he said to her, ‘What do you want?’  She said to him, ‘Declare that these two sons of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your […]

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A freedom that does not enslave us

“Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.” ~ John 8.36 Issued on January 1, 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln, today marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.  But, despite what was written on these sheets of paper and proclaimed from the mouth of one of this nation’s political leaders and […]

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Color of the Cross

“For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.  He was despised and rejected by others; a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity; and […]

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Unseeing Eyes: How Race Blinds Us

In Mark 8.11-21, we read of Jesus’ encounter with the Pharisees and later His disciples. The Pharisees were arguing with Him, demanding a sign from heaven to test Him. Jesus seems tired, disgusted perhaps, having suffered rejection in Nazareth while teaching in the synagogue (Mark 6.1-6) and having grieved the loss of his cousin, John, beheaded by King Herod (v. 14-29) after He […]

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Race Has Divided Us

The words found in I Corinthians 1.10-18 record an account of division among the Christians at Corinth.  Much like the quarrels among them where each of them says, “I belong to Paul,” or “I belong to Apollos,” or “I belong to Cephas,” or “I belong to Christ,” today many Christians say or their lives speak […]

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