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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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The Upward Call Of God

The Upward Call Of God

| January 12, 2015

(Philippians 3: 10 – 16): The beginning of a new year is a time for setting goals.  Business journals regularly tell us that for goals to be effective, they must be S.M.A.R.T. – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. The Apostle Paul set a goal as well, a spiritual goal towards which he pressed, as […]

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Race in America – Not The Way It Was Supposed To Be

Race in America – Not The Way It Was Supposed To Be

| January 9, 2015

2014 – this was not the way it was supposed to be.  Not 50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination based on race and ended racial segregation in schools, in the workplace, and in public accommodations.  Not six years after America elected an African-American President.  Not as we get ready to […]

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Real Fruit or Just Leaves?

Real Fruit or Just Leaves?

| November 14, 2014

Mark 11 records a singular event in the ministry of Jesus Christ – the one and only time during His ministry that He ever cursed anything or acted in power to destroy anything.  The account is one for businesses, churches, and ministries to pay attention to. Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on what we call Palm […]

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