Category: commentary

Leadership, and our responsibility as witnesses to the light

Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all. Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another… – Colossians 3:11-13 Happy Monday, friends! Today I’m going to be pointedly not…

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Derek’s handy voting guide

For the Lord gives wisdom;    from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright,    he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just    and protects the way of his faithful ones. Proverbs 2:6-8 Attention, friends, for a very important message! I was going to wait and write this…

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Notes from the start of school

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain This morning, as complex and potentially fraught as yesterday’s post, I want to talk about the beginning of this 2020-2021 school year. There are no…

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Some musings around the deception that ties our conscience concerning abortion to partisan politics

Disclaimer: I do not want to tell you how you vote (I myself have a non-partisan, mixed voting record), but I do want to influence how you approach thinking about important issues. This weekend I heard an interview where an “on the fence” voter listed a dozen reasons he was at first inclined to vote…

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The number “One Million”, data, statistics, “reach”, and real people

The whole wide earth is full with your faithful love, God, teach me your ways! – Psalm 119:64 (paraphrase) Numbers are both intimidating and curious – especially if you are a language-arts person like me who gets uncomfortable around much beyond 3rd-grade math. But, increasingly, numbers – primarily zeros and ones – are becoming integral…

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