Tag Archives: Matthew 5:9

No Penalty Flags

As we approach the start of the college and NFL football seasons, perhaps it is a good time to remember what George Will once said about the game: “Football combines the two worst things about American life. It is violence … Continue reading

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Blessed Are the Peacemakers

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.”—Matthew 5:9. Ferguson, Missouri is once again in the news, with confrontations and violence erupting in the streets. Out of this scene of conflict, someone stepped forward to take … Continue reading

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Knights and Daze

  A knight made his regular appearance before the king to give an account of his service. He said, “Sire, I have just returned from pillaging and plundering all of your enemies to the east!”   The king countered, “But … Continue reading

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Hobbies

Most preachers I know have some sort of a hobby. Many play golf. Others hunt or fish. I recently met a preacher who has taken up fencing. That’s right; this man of the cloth is a sword fighter! I immediately … Continue reading

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Keeping the Peace

Tension was high as elected officials debated about how to run the local government. There was no consensus about how to proceed, and the discussion was getting heated. At this point, a wise, experienced former politician who was in the … Continue reading

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