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500 Years of Reformation

500 Years of Reformation

| October 4, 2017

October 2017 is the 500th Anniversary of start of the Reformation, when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the door of the church at Wittenberg. We may think of this as solely a seminal event in Christian history but it was much more than that. The Reformation changed the world.  It set a new […]

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Jesus – What Are You Doing Here?

Jesus – What Are You Doing Here?

| August 23, 2017

The Gospel of Mark chapter 5 records the account of Jesus healing a man possessed by a Legion of Demons.   We will rightly focus our attention on the Lord and on the demonic, but we should not miss the significance of the place. The accounts in the Gospels occur in Roman Palestine, in a small […]

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The Honor of God and Decisions of Faith

The Honor of God and Decisions of Faith

| August 8, 2017

The course of our lives, and the success of our businesses, is largely determined by the decisions that we make; and the decisions that we make are in turn governed by the priorities that we establish. As Christians, we should set as a high priority the Glory and Honor of the Lord. Exodus 14 records […]

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Pope Francis Before Congress: The Tireless Pursuit of the Common Good

Pope Francis Before Congress: The Tireless Pursuit of the Common Good

| October 20, 2015

On September 24, 2015, Pope Francis spoke to a joint session of the United States Congress, in the first ever papal address at the Capital. He was greeted by thunderous and sustained applause from the chamber filled with Senators and Representatives, Cabinet officials, diplomats, Supreme Court justices, military officials, religious leaders, and invited guests, while […]

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Grace and Truth – The Church in Times of Social Change

Grace and Truth – The Church in Times of Social Change

| September 13, 2015

June 26, 2015 was a landmark day of the social change in America, when the Supreme Court declared that a constitutional right exists for same sex marriage.  In the midst of celebration by some and condemnation by others, the decision raises an important question for Christians and Churches:  How do we respond to social change, […]

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Can Christians in Business Transform Our Culture?

Can Christians in Business Transform Our Culture?

| July 9, 2015

Hollywood’s demonizing of business is nothing new. Who can forget iconic characters like Mr. Potter in It’s a Wonderful Life, Gordon Gekko in Wall Street, or even President Business in The Lego Movie? The anti-business themes in these movies reflect a negative perception about the role of business in our society, a misperception that almost […]

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The Forge and Fires of Baltimore

The Forge and Fires of Baltimore

| May 12, 2015

If you like American history, then you would have approached the months of March and April, 2015 with a special anticipation, for these months were a time of anniversaries – big milestone anniversaries — of important events in our history. March 14, 2015 was the 150th anniversary of the second inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln, […]

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What Every CEO Could Learn from Jesus

What Every CEO Could Learn from Jesus

| April 14, 2015

Jesus was a great leader.  CEOs and business owners would do well to study the leadership principles of Jesus.  I believe that there are five important leadership lessons every CEO could learn from Jesus. Principle #1 – Don’t be afraid to invest in a few key people.  Sometimes it is easy to think that more […]

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Walking the Land and Seeing the Lord

Walking the Land and Seeing the Lord

| March 6, 2015

Genesis 13 is one of the most famous of Bible stories, about Abraham (then Abram) and Lot.   They were living together in Canaan, between Bethel and Ai, and both of them are rich in flocks and herds – so much so that the land could not support them both. Self-interest being a universal trait then […]

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The Letter to the Captives — Righteous Living in an Unrighteous Society

The Letter to the Captives — Righteous Living in an Unrighteous Society

| February 5, 2015

The Babylonian Captivity is the time Old Testament history, when Judah was conquered by Nebuchadnezzar, its people systematically deported to Babylon, and its cities destroyed, until there was nothing left except the faith of those who held to the promises of God and to the words of Scripture.  These 70 years in Babylon are for […]

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