Category Archives: Stewardship

Jesus: The Compassionate Liberal

“The Jesus You Know” series (post #4) It is remarkable how Jesus can be so many different things to so many different people. Thus far in this series, we’ve seen Him as the white supremacist’s sanction for segregation and the … Continue reading

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A Profound Question

A missionary was once asked if he liked his work in Africa. His reply was as follows: Do I like this work? No. My wife and I do not like dirt. We have reasonably refined sensibilities. We do not like … Continue reading

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Water Lines & Old Paths

You don’t have to be a nautical expert to know that boats must be as solid below the water line as they are above it. A boat that looks good above the water line but is rotten below it will … Continue reading

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Doing Church Differently

Elbert Hubbard was a prominent American writer, publisher, and philosopher before his untimely death aboard the Lusitania, the ship that was torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland in 1915. Hubbard was known as a man of … Continue reading

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Faithful Over A Few Things

Here’s a short follow-up to yesterday’s post “You Just Never Know.” The two walk hand in hand. George Matheson was a blind Scottish pastor in the late 1800s. While he was serving as the pastor of a church in Innellan, … Continue reading

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The Indian Chief & Jesus

A missionary preached to a group of Indians, telling them that Jesus Christ, God in human flesh, had voluntarily died for their sins. The old Indian chief was very moved by Christ’s sacrifice and decided to do something for the … Continue reading

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Giving To God

One day¬†a missionary in India was hurrying along a street that ran beside the Ganges River. Suddenly he came upon a native woman who was standing and looking out at the water. In her arms was a sickly, whining infant. … Continue reading

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