Yoder-Short: Boasting of inferiority

Sep 25, 2017 by

“If you’d have known his grandma’s family, you’d understand his actions.” The conversation was making me uncomfortable. Then it happens again. A different family is assessed: “Stubbornness shows up...

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Bible: A Savior who knows our weakness

Oct 10, 2016 by

Heb. 4:14-5:10 discusses Jesus’ role as high priest, emphasizing his divinity as one who has “passed through the heavens.” This divine focus is also turned around, however: Jesus can sympathize with us,...

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The ability to break

Oct 5, 2016 by

Our vision of leadership seems most informed by the common urge to win. A good leader is defined as someone who leads to victory and growth. However, to limit ourselves to this as the only description of good...

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King: A girl and her giraffe

Sep 26, 2016 by

Not to take sides but to reflect the conversation, a nation argues over whether to name its presidential candidates crooks, fascists, or worse. At lunch with a denomination’s representatives, talk turns to...

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Gifts of weakness

Mar 16, 2016 by

2 Cor. 12:5-10 I have prayed for strength many, many times in my life. Before difficult conversations. In the midst of painful decisions. Every morning as I contemplate the insurmountable three steps between...

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