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Last month we considered that leadership is an act of service. This service is effected through a “balance of mercy, grace, and justice.” We noted that Jesus modeled self-emptying. He lived in a self-giving, self-denying fashion. That self-giving, self-denying life led all the way to the cross. Jesus also modeled the cruciform life—death and resurrection. […]
I was fourteen years old and can remember the moment as if it were yesterday. I sat mesmerized in the music room of my high school as I listened to one of my peers play Chopin with ease, sensitivity, and love. Yes, love! It was obvious she was absorbed in the music she was […]
The Christmas story is not a tame account of an historical event. We have allowed it to become cute (think Santa, stockings, and children’s plays) or romantic (think Hallmark movies)! We associate the story with December and a specific season, missing the meaning and import for daily living throughout the year. In reality Christmas was […]