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Press on to the Goal

On the first Sunday of every year, the College Class always does an exercise based around Philippians, chapter 3. The Apostle Paul, author of this book of the Bible, is writing about becoming like Jesus in His death, and therefore becoming like Jesus in His resurrection. Then, beginning in verse 12, Paul says,
“Not that I...

Prayer and Transparency

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but the Fall semester every year is like a roller coaster. The summer is a long, slow wind-up, clicking along in preparation, then the semester begins and everything speeds up drastically - there are ups and downs, turns and loops, not much downtime, and then the ride is over...

Talking With Strangers

Relevant magazine recently published an interview with acclaimed author Malcolm Gladwell about his newest book, Talking With Strangers. While I can’t necessarily recommend the book, I would like to share some thoughts from the interview: Research shows that we have an inflated opinion of our ability to size people up, so we are not as objective...

The Power of Prayer

I’ve told this story several times recently: A few years ago, Israel Ramirez and I went to TCC downtown to set up a table in their main building and connect with students to promote our College Ministry and tell them about Southside. We parked in the visitor lot, unloaded signage for our table, snacks and...

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