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Maundy Thursday & The Marketplace

Maundy Thursday & The Marketplace

The marketplace is always buzzing with activity. It can push us to feel hurried and anxious. It can tempt us to start setting priorities in line with its prevailing values of profit and loss. With these pressures, especially in the past year, we could let them dictate...

God Made Us for Community, Not Just Efficiency

God Made Us for Community, Not Just Efficiency

COVID has accelerated a lot of conversations about how and where we do our work. Since it has been required for many, one of those conversations is working from home vs the office. It absolutely might be more efficient. Whether it is or not may very much depend on the...

Do Not Fear. Only Believe.

Do Not Fear. Only Believe.

Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing Jesus, he fell at his feet and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.” And he went...

We Don’t Suffer Alone

We Don’t Suffer Alone

Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word. You are good and do good; teach me your statutes. It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes. The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces....

COVID Proofing Your Hope

COVID Proofing Your Hope

What a year we have had. We have run out of adjectives to describe the situation which the pandemic and shutdown have produced. Virtually every aspect of our lives has been touched in this season. There are concerns about health and fears about death.  Concerns about...

E Pluribus Unum; Out of the Many, One

E Pluribus Unum; Out of the Many, One

There is a question from ancient philosophy called “the one and the many” problem. Though most people recoil at the mention of philosophy, it is important because we are living through this question today. What is true? Are we many, divided as many different people...

May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

“For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ… Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving; 3 praying at the...

Three Ways of Making the Most of this Moment

Three Ways of Making the Most of this Moment

“Whatever you eat, or whatever you drink, or whatever you do, do it all to the glory of God.” (1 Cor 10:31) With most of the nation and world in some degree of lockdown due to the Coronavirus, we are now in an unprecedented and unusual situation. With most people...

4 Ways to Respond in Crisis

4 Ways to Respond in Crisis

As I am writing this, there is a widespread concern about the Coronavirus. We should take precautions and be thoughtful about danger. At the same time, there is now a secondary epidemic of talk and worry about the virus. At a time like this it is important to reflect...

God Sees and Cares About Your Troubles

God Sees and Cares About Your Troubles

"In my distress I called to the LORD, and He answered me." Psalm 120:1 We live in an age of tidy. I remember years ago we would pose for family pictures, only weeks later to discover that someone had blinked. No matter, that was that year’s family photo. These days it...

When Jesus Disrupts Our Plan

When Jesus Disrupts Our Plan

One of the bigger challenges we face at work is sensing the relevance of Jesus to our work. It is easy to pray, “God, please help me with my plan today.” However, the answer is often: “Here, I have a new plan for you.” The apostle Peter can relate. Let’s walk together...

How Thanksgiving Transforms our Conversations at Work

How Thanksgiving Transforms our Conversations at Work

A Great Time of Year Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year. I am a fan of the cooler Alabama weather, the changing leaves and our family meals. My biggest reason is that, as a community, we slow down long enough to reflect and be grateful to God. Christians must...

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