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November 12 – If You Want to Change the World

Philemon 1:1-25; Jeremiah 19-20; Psalm 128 It was Gaius, a renowned legal expert in ancient Rome, who said that slavery was a human institution not found in nature and that another human institution, war, brought the bulk of the slaves … Continue reading

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November 5 – An Incredible Invitation

2 Timothy 1; Jeremiah 5-6; Psalm 121 Most people don’t use the US postal service for mail these days. Everything is done by email. Well, almost everything. We still get a lot of advertisements in the mail. I’ve been told … Continue reading

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October 18 – #MeToo #IBelieveYou and Let’s #ChangeTheWorld

Revelation 18; Isaiah 3-4; Psalm 109:1-19 I can’t think of any job that is more physically and emotionally demanding than that of a firefighter. They run into burning buildings and they run into burning forests. They pull people out of … Continue reading

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May 12 – Stay on Message

Acts 20:17-34; Judges 14-15; Job 42 Whether it’s a political campaign or someone advertising a product, a good consultant will remind the candidate or the ad company to stay on message. It’s easy to get distracted and support other good … Continue reading

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April 25 – Paradigm Shifts

Acts 10:34-48; Joshua 9-10; Job 25 In AD 312, Constantine was facing a battle for control of the Western Roman Empire. He had a vision of a cross in the sky hearing the words, “In this sign, you shall conquer.” … Continue reading

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April 8 – Changing the World

Matthew 28; Deuteronomy 9-10; Job 8 Earlier this week, Americans observed the 100th anniversary of the beginning of our involvement in World War I. The war began when the Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914, setting off a chain of … Continue reading

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September 17 – Pilate

John 18:19-38; 2 Chronicles 27-28; Psalm 84 What happens to a man who becomes bitter in his job; jaded as he thinks of what might have been and cynical because he didn’t get the breaks he deserved? I think Pilate … Continue reading

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