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Moonwalkers

Moonwalkers

| July 15, 2019

That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Neil Armstrong, July 20, 1969 These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete. I John 1: 4 Fifty years ago, the world collectively paused to recognize that it was forever changed. Man had landed on the moon. On July 20, […]

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The Supreme Court and the “Exercise” of  Religion

The Supreme Court and the “Exercise” of Religion

| May 8, 2019

On March 6, 2019, the New Yorker posted an article by Jeffry Toobin: The Supreme Court is Quietly Changing the Status of Religion in America Life.  Mr. Toobin, who has followed the Supreme Court for many years, has taken notice of an important development in the law. That the most active area of constitutional jurisprudence […]

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10 Biblical Principles to Foster Emotional Resilience

10 Biblical Principles to Foster Emotional Resilience

| March 18, 2019

Among the character traits necessary for success in business, few are more essential than emotional resilience.  Business takes a toll on your physical and mental health, with long demanding hours of work, the stress of responsibility, and no promise of success. A science is developing around the development of emotional resilience as a learned skill […]

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New American Charter Calls for a Public Policy of Pluralism

New American Charter Calls for a Public Policy of Pluralism

| February 14, 2019

The Christian Professional Network strongly supports the American Charter of Freedom of Religion and Conscience, which was released in November, 2018, which you can read in full here.  This article is from one of its signers. The American Charter of Freedom of Religion and Conscience was released to the public on November 20, 2018 at a ceremony […]

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An Atheist’s Perspective on Christian Engagement in the World

An Atheist’s Perspective on Christian Engagement in the World

| September 9, 2018

On June 29, 2013 in Starke, Florida, the first monument to atheism to be erected on government property was dedicated. It sits alongside the Ten Commandments on the Bradford County courthouse grounds. What caught my attention, in addition to the event itself, was a particular quote on the side of the granite bench monument. The quote […]

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Faith and the Hard Work of Democracy

Faith and the Hard Work of Democracy

| August 13, 2018

George Washington’s Farewell Address is one of the classic documents of American history.  Conceived by President Washington near the end of his first term, the text originally drafted by James Madison, set aside as Washington served a second term, refined by Alexander Hamilton, and released by Washington ten weeks before the electors cast ballots in […]

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Business as Mission and the Three Mandates

Business as Mission and the Three Mandates

| July 17, 2018

We know that businesses can fail and hurt people (Enron) and harm nature (BP). But it is equally true that we all depend on businesses, and that they can do good. The woman in Proverbs 31 was an astute businesswoman whose ventures served individuals and her community. The Quakers practiced a kind of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) […]

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Wealth as a Creation of God

Wealth as a Creation of God

| March 12, 2018

The Bible makes a bold claim, namely, that wealth creation is rooted in God the creator. He is the ultimate source of all wealth. Genesis 1:1 declares, ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.’ And Genesis 2:1 notes that the creation of the heavens and the earth was completed on the sixth […]

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In Memory of Billy Graham

In Memory of Billy Graham

| March 12, 2018

I met Billy Graham on July 9, 2006.  He was in Baltimore for the Metro-Maryland Festival, featuring his son Franklin as the primary speaker.  I was the Chair of the Festival’s Executive Committee, and had been leading the team working on this event for the past three years.  The general assumption was that Billy Graham […]

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Christian Goal Setting For 2018

Christian Goal Setting For 2018

| January 10, 2018

If you knew without a doubt that you could not fail in accomplishing one major goal, what goal would you set for your life?  I have heard this question for years in business circles when the subject of goal-setting comes up. It’s also one I think about and think through what God wants me to […]

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