Category Archives: Reflections

A Thought for the Fourth of July

One of the great purposes of constitutions in Republics and Democracies is to protect the rights of minorities. The U.S. Constitution has done an admirable job of doing that. For over 200 years, in a world filled with ethnic cleansing, … Continue reading

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A Reflection on the 21 Christian Martyrs Murdered by IS Who Died with the Name of their Savior, Jesus, on their Lips

Romans 8:28 assures us “that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” and so when I saw the way my Egyptian brothers in Christ were called upon … Continue reading

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The Problem with Problems

I wrote the following 11 points a while back as reminders to myself. I meant them to be applied to my own pastoral ministry, but they strike me as equally applicable to everyone: When your ministry (or life) is full … Continue reading

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I never want to be able to say “I told you so”

I’m currently preaching through Jeremiah, and reading the minor prophets for my devotions. Although they were sometimes separated in time by hundreds of years, the message they brought was uniform. They identified the same sins, and brought they same counsel … Continue reading

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