Category Archives: Leadership

Narrow-Minded

Sometimes people accuse Christians of being narrow-minded. They say that followers of Jesus should have a broader view of moral and social issues. They even maintain that Jesus would not be so narrow-minded—that he would share their wider acceptance of … Continue reading

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Zeal!

Lately we have been watching old game shows on television. I mean shows from decades ago. (Yes, things are really that exciting at our house these days.) Today I couldn’t help but notice the enthusiasm shown by host Allen Ludden … Continue reading

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C.H.U.R.C.H

Before he died on the cross to pay for the sins of humanity, Jesus promised that he would build his church (Matt.16:18). He is currently doing just that, and the building of his church is the most important project in … Continue reading

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Protective

There is a small group of geese—too few to call a flock, I think—that take up residence at our neighbor’s pond every spring. They stay long enough to raise some goslings. It’s fun to watch the little ones make their … Continue reading

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Delayed Arrival

On Thursday, April 28, a flight from the San Diego International Airport to Everett, Washington was delayed for an unusual reason. The pilot noticed a pelican sitting right in the middle of the runway. He thought that the bird was … Continue reading

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What’s Your Purpose?

An executive hirer, a “head-hunter” who goes out and hires corporation executives for other firms, once told Josh McDowell, “When I get an executive that I’m trying to hire for someone else, I like to disarm him. I offer him … Continue reading

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Rest for the Weary

Life can be quite tiresome. The tragic news headlines that bombard us each day can be draining. Witnessing the moral decline of our culture can wear on us. Duties at work can be a grind. Then there are the never-ending … Continue reading

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Loose Connection

The new missionary on the field was given a car that he could use but was told that it would not start without a push. He got some people to give him a push to get the car started. After … Continue reading

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Before You Make a Radical Decision

We all have decisions to make in life. Some are more important than others. Occasionally we have to make a monumental choice, one that may cause quite a stir. Before we make such a radical decision, it is important to … Continue reading

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Speaking Frankly

The apostle Paul had a special place in his heart for the church at Corinth. 2 Corinthians 7:4 helps us to see the kind of relationship he had with that congregation—“I have spoken to you with great frankness; I take … Continue reading

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