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He Named Me David

He Named Me David

My sense of rejection was deepening.  Another sculptor now had examined me (I’m just an old chunk of marble) and after he saw the tell-tale flaw he walked on.  It doesn’t take a good sculptor long to spot the big flaw in my body and find me therefore useless.  They...

Semesters vs. Quarters

Semesters vs. Quarters

There is an ongoing debate over whether higher education institutions should use the semester or quarter system. Some argue that a semester system lends to a better learning experience for a student.  Others debate that a quarter system will provide students more...

How to Become a Pastor

How to Become a Pastor

Many Christian believers struggle with the question of how to become a pastor. They believe they have received a charge from God to lead and shepherd His people, but they aren’t sure what to do next. The journey forward can be a struggle. But knowing what course to...

Leadership Development

Leadership Development

Leadership development is an essential ingredient in effective businesses, organizations, and ministries. When a company falters, often it can be marked up to an issue within the leadership. Churches are no different. While pastors often point the finger at the...

Lessons from a Great Leader of the Past

Lessons from a Great Leader of the Past

A great deal can be learned from personal observation or reading about the triumphs and failures of others. I have long enjoyed reading biographies of great leaders of the past such as Lincoln, Churchill, and Luther. As examples, Lincoln suffered from depression,...