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The Inheritance Of My Fathers

The Inheritance Of My Fathers

| June 15, 2020

Naboth lived in the days of the divided kingdom, when Ahab was king of Israel.  He lived in or near the city of Jezrell, in the beautiful valley beneath Mount Carmel, and he owned a vineyard outside of the city.  King Ahab saw the value of the land and wanted it for himself, because he […]

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Spiritual Action Items in Times of Crisis

Spiritual Action Items in Times of Crisis

| April 9, 2020

But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for “love will cover a multitude of sins.” Be hospitable to one another without grumbling.  As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.  If […]

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Faith-Based Organizations Contribute Greatly To Society And Need Institutional Religious Freedom To Make Their Contributions

Faith-Based Organizations Contribute Greatly To Society And Need Institutional Religious Freedom To Make Their Contributions

| January 17, 2020

The Vital Role in Society of Faith-Based Organizations Here are three quick indicators of the importance of religious organizations and the institutional religious freedom that protects their religious beliefs and practices:  A 2016 study estimates that houses of worship, religious charities, and faith-related businesses together contribute some $1.2 trillion annually to the American economy—more than […]

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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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