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Unlikely Heros

William Wilberforce lived in England more than two centuries ago and the consuming passion of his life was to end the slave trade in the British Empire, but most saw…

We’re In Debt To Everybody

It was Sunday morning. I stood alone in the study of the active, growing church where I was the pastor and didn’t feel like preaching. Hundreds of people awaited a…

The General Lee and the Wounded Tree

Shortly after the end of the Civil War, Robert E. Lee visited a Kentucky woman who was enraged over the damage Federal artillery fire had done to a once beautiful…

Look for the Best in Others

Want a simple formula for a miserable life? Just focus on the faults of others. Zeroing in on what’s wrong with everybody may sound like great sport but it just…

One Day At A Time

The letter I received from a man in Southwest Africa brightened my day. In spite of the violence in his homeland and serious financial problems, he’s learned the value of…

Faith Enables Us To Live Daringly

When a rural church invited me to be the speaker for a four day conference it was to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its founding. The church had begun with…

Peacemakers Needed

There’s a high calling in life that few seem to desire: peacemaking. But what does a peacemaker do? A peacemaker cuts through the negative information that frequently floats around dividing…

Celebrating Freedom

The well known quote, “The truth shall make you free,” has found its way to college cornerstones, historic marble markers and other prestigious places, yet relatively few know its source…

A Time To Give

At a time when the economy has many churches cutting back on community outreach and missionary work, a Chicago area church is doing just the opposite. This congregation has determined…

Fathers Pray Too

Mothers have gained the respect of the world for their powerful praying. Most can name mothers whose prayers have made a difference: Susannah Wesley, mother of John and Charles Wesley,…

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