MLK Jr

MLK. I am not trivially referring to the tenth and final track on U2’s 1984 album, The Unforgettable Fire. But rather an American we celebrate each year whose pastoral vision of America’s future became the mantra of the entire western world.  What do you think when you hear the word vision?  If you are younger,

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point of view

It isn’t a New Year unless you make it so

What’s New? Answer: everything. Last Friday, arguments were heard in two Supreme Court cases while the Omicron hurricane swirled outside. All but one justice appeared in the now-common new fashion, masked while hearing and considering the positions. Justice Sonia Sotomayer was even more avant-garde: she participated remotely from her office rather than joining her contemporaries in the main

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new year resolutions

You’d better have an answer!

True confession: I spent last week – between Christmas and New Years – at an “undisclosed location,” with the Shank Clan (12 of us, as I count heads in the Christmas Card picture). I didn’t do much “work,” but what I did with them will have lasting effects in my life column marked “legacy.” Okay,

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glory to god in the pew

Most people still don’t get it…

It’s the story that will never get old. And that’s a good thing, because last week – through some creative dramatic means or some clever repackaging – we both heard the story of Christmas for the umpteenth time. We were surrounded at church on Christmas by people who were not there to renounce or reject it.

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Was it worth the wait?

Was it worth the wait?

“I hope you haven’t been waiting long…” Have you heard that before? Usually uttered by the person arriving last – for a long-scheduled appointment – and proposed as a this-settles-everything repayment for the time spent waiting for them. Greg Savage is an entrepreneur in Australia – a noted pro in the executive search business – and he writes a

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best Christmas gift ever

Your best Christmas gift, ever

I need to get in the mood… The holiday music has been playing since Thanksgiving in public settings. Jesus can’t get a hearing among the culture Nazis, but the tunes that connect with His birthday are in a continuous loop from Target to Chick-fil-A, between now and the 25th. Silent Night – and Jingle Bell Rock – are more likely

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