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A lily floating on a pool of water

Can You Add a Day? (Part 2)

“Consider the Lilies.”

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A bulletin board with the words "DON'T PANIC" on it

Can You Add a Day? (Part 1)

Jesus asked a pointed question that, if taken literally, could help us understand how to approach life with less worry.

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A salt shaker

Leadership Wisdom – You are the Salt of the Earth

How does being “salt” relate to our work of being leaders?

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Buy this Bull © 2008 Uli Chi

Leadership Wisdom – The Problem of Persecution (Part 2)

How do we live faithfully in a secular world?

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Jeremiah Thrown into a Prison by the People of King Zedekiah (Marc Chagall, 1956)

Leadership Wisdom – The Problem of Persecution (Part 1)

In a fearful and paranoid culture, how do we avoid an unwarranted persecution complex?

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Jesus Washing Peter's Feet by Ford Madox Brown (1852-6)

Leadership Wisdom – Becoming Peacemakers

How can the church, which is composed of people from “every tribe and tongue and people and nation,” behave differently?

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Garden Hose Spray Bottle © Gayle Chi – 2021

Leadership Wisdom – Who You See is Who You’ll Be

What does it mean that the pure in heart will “see God”?

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Moses and the Burning Bush by Mark Chagall, 1966

Leadership Wisdom – Breaking the Cycle

Legitimate moral outrage is easy to foster and enflame. Acting with mercy in light of a world full of injustice is infinitely harder.

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The Last Supper by Leonardo DaVinci

Leadership Wisdom – Hunger and Thirst

Our longing for right relationships (“righteousness”) is fulfilled in the practices of our lives, much like our physical hunger and thirst are fulfilled by eating and drinking.

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Good Samaritan by George Frederick Watts (WikiArt)

Leadership Wisdom – The Dominion of the Meek

Jesus challenges us to a steely commitment to his way of life that is matched with a gentleness in the way we relate to others.

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Good Samaritan by George Frederick Watts (WikiArt)

Leadership Wisdom – Mourning and Restoring What Was Lost

Those who mourn the great loss of humanity’s original potential are promised comfort of several kinds.

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The Creation of Adam, Michelangelo, c. 1511

Leadership Wisdom – Vulnerability and Trust

In Jesus’ remarkably vivid description, becoming fully human requires that we acknowledge and embrace our essential poverty of spirit.

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Leadership Wisdom – Resetting Our Expectations

Jesus’ Beatitudes attempt to correct our view of God’s expectations for us as human beings.

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The summit of Mt. Sinai

Leadership Wisdom – Who is This Jesus?

Jesus helps us see what that looks like lived out in real life in the middle of broken human communities and a fractured world.

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The Sermon on the Mount by Károly Ferenczy (1896)

Leadership Wisdom – All Leaders are Teachers

Jesus sits on a hillside with a group of his disciples talking about a new way of being human.

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