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The Meaning of Time


God has mercifully brought us into another year. May we enter 2016 with expectant faith and hope, confident that God's grace and mercy will follow us. As the clock struck midnight, I could not help but to reflect on the meaning of time. I share those thoughts with you in what follows. Why does God give us time in the first place? I came up with three reasons: God gives us...

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How (Not) to Remember Dr. King


Today we celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And as we reflect upon the relevance of his life, thought, speeches, writings, and works for today, I caution us against three extremes: 1) Let's not Romanticize King. Too often in our public schools, for example, Dr. King has been unnecessarily elevated to a kind of mythic status, thereby making h...

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You are More than a Conqueror


In Romans 8:37, the Apostle Paul declared that, "Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors." Exactly what are "these things" over which we have become victorious? In verse 35 of the same chapter, Paul says it is a victory over the hazards and hardships of life. Neither affliction nor distress nor persecution nor famine nor nakedness nor peril nor the sword can w...

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