1918 Lessons for 2021

On the eve of the inauguration of our new president, a reflection: The First World War had not gone well for the Allies. Faced with unpreparedness for war, general incompetence, flawed strategies and both political and military infighting, the carnage and waste of human lives was revolting and depressing. One thing had gone well. The … More 1918 Lessons for 2021

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Bonhoeffer’s Poem

I have long been reader and fan of Bonhoeffer. Indeed, I wore out a copy of Letters and Papers from Prison that my daughter happily replaced for me one Christmas morning a dozen years back. Today, in my reading I was reminded of this famous poem by Bonhoeffer, and I thought, “This is worth passing … More Bonhoeffer’s Poem

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Where are the Shepherds?

I am reading a fascinating devotional book, While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks: Forty Daily Reflections on Biblical Leadership Haddon Robinson, former President of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary says in the Forward to the book, that Professor Laniak applies what he has learned to the tasks of being a shepherd in the church and “raises our job … More Where are the Shepherds?

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Are You a Gentile?

Paul was a missionary, an apostle, a sent-one to the Gentiles. His call from God was to go the Gentile world, the non-Jewish world, and announce the gospel. And if you are not Jewish and yet believe in the Messiah of Israel, you are part of Paul’s legacy. Why was Paul sent to the Gentile … More Are You a Gentile?

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He is Worthy

The revelation of the character of our God is all over the Bible. Psalm 15 was part of today’s meditation. Inferences from Psalm 15 concerning the character of God: That he is holy. That he is blameless. That he is truth speaker. That he does no evil. That he despises vile things. That he honors … More He is Worthy

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Do Missionaries Deserve Our Support?

  35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but … More Do Missionaries Deserve Our Support?

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