October 23, 2015.Reading time 12 minutes.
Mark 10:35-45 Question of the day: Who was one of the most effective leaders you have ever encountered? Go ahead—think about him/her. Now name some of his/her characteristics. Okay, now examine those characteristics. How many of them are related to strength, certainty, might, power, and authority? And how many characteristics are related to humility and […]
October 16, 2015.Reading time 16 minutes.
Mark 10:17-31 When I was a kid [well, I still am a kid, but just an older one], like most kids, I understood reward and punishment pretty well. Do well in school–get rewarded with good grades and a pat on the back from teachers and parents. Goof off and cause trouble—end up in detention and […]
October 9, 2015.Reading time 15 minutes.
Mark 10:2-16 Take a moment to think about the important relationships in your life. Now, think about the boundaries and rules you set in those relationships. Do those rules and boundaries enhance your relationships or hinder them? Obviously, society as a whole sets rules and laws. Such rules are supposed to keep people safe and […]
October 1, 2015.Reading time 12 minutes.
Mark 9:38-50 POPE-A-LOOZA Last Friday and Saturday, I had the opportunity to spend time with friends in Philadelphia while Pope Francis visited for the World Meeting of Families. I am fortunate to have a few friends in Center City who live in an apartment building right near the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and the Art Museum […]