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Debt Forgiveness

Graduations are usually a time of exuberant celebration, as those being awarded their hard-earned degrees joyfully acknowledge their accomplishments and look toward the future with high hopes and expectations. But the 2020 and 2021 graduates of Wilberforce University had even … Continue reading

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How’s That Again?

Psychologist James Dobson reported seeing a sign at a convent in southern California that had the following message: Absolutely No Trespassing—Violators Will Be Prosecuted to the Full Extent of the Law. Signed, “The Sisters of Mercy.” If we truly understood … Continue reading

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How to Live a Powerful Life

An energetic and somewhat ornery little boy once tried to get his mother to give him some money in exchange for his good behavior. His mother answered, “Why can’t you be like your father and be good for nothing?” Nobody … Continue reading

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First Things First

Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Ke’Bryan Hayes hit a ball over the fence Tuesday night, but he did not get credit for a home run. Hayes was so intent on watching the flight of the ball that he neglected to touch first … Continue reading

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What You Don’t Know

Years ago a friendly exterminator patrolled some neighborhoods in Chicago, peddling what he called “the Mississippi stuff.” The Mississippi stuff was a pesticide he had bought hundreds of gallons of in the South, and it really did the trick on … Continue reading

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The Road to Emmaus

It was the first Easter Sunday. Jesus had been crucified on Friday and his body had been placed in a tomb. But the tomb was found to be empty that Sunday morning. Word about this spread among the followers of … Continue reading

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Think about Your Baptism

Noted theologian Karl Barth wrote, “For the relevance of holy baptism is this: that we may our whole life long think about the fact that we are baptized…Once in my life a sign has been established that I hold on … Continue reading

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Tough Journey

Sometimes people get the idea that living for Jesus is an easy life and that those who follow Christ will always have smooth sailing. A close examination of the Scriptures will show us that this is not the case at … Continue reading

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What They Presume

When I entered the ministry nearly 30 years ago, I knew that there would be some tough times. I understood that Christians sometimes (often?) squabble with each other. I thought that most of these battles would be over matters of … Continue reading

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A Scary Sermon

Jewish leaders had accused the apostle Paul of wrongdoing, and he was taken into custody. Charges were brought up against him, and Paul had the opportunity to speak in his own defense in front of Governor Felix. Acts 24:25 says, … Continue reading

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