And we need it before it’s too late.
The ancient Jewish prophet Micah is considered one of a dozen “minor prophets” in the canonized Hebrew Scriptures, and yet he is also one of the most fervent champions of the poor, the marginalized, and the oppressed in human history. And he is responsible for one of the most eloquent calls for humility and mercy ever recorded.
A contemporary of the prophets Isaiah and Hosea, Micah lived in a region dominated by agriculture and well outside the centers of political power in his nation. …
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When I was in my teens and twenties, I wanted to be a leader. Whatever God had in store for me, I knew leadership was a part of it. And while I’ve not led any countries or Fortune 500 companies, my expectation to spend the bulk of my professional life in leadership has come true.
In the course of my professional career, I’ve been a project coordinator, non-profit middle manager, private school teacher, the administrator of a small private school, and the pastor of two churches. …
Today is the Fourth of July, the official birthday of the United States of America. For many Americans, that (usually) means parades, cookouts, waving flags, and enjoying fireworks.
Covid-19 has of course put a damper on many of our traditional celebrations, but the coronavirus isn’t the only thing dampening celebratory spirits.
Trending on Twitter today is the phrase “F — the Fourth” (only the “F” word is of course spelled out). There are thousands of people tweeting this and even more liking and sharing such comments. …
Here are 7 Bible verses that clearly lay out God’s position on racism and equality under Heaven:
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” -Genesis 1:27
“Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” -Matthew 22:39
“And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.” -Luke 6:31
“Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.” -John 7:24
“For there is no respect of persons with God.” -Romans 2:11
“For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.” …
The Book Of Proverbs is a collection of “wisdom writings” found in the Ketuvim, the third section of the Jewish Scriptures, and in the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. Judeo-Christian tradition holds that King Solomon is the principal author of the book, though others contributed to and helped collect and compile its contents.
Even those who do not embrace Judaism or Christianity acknowledge that the Book Of Proverbs contains a wealth of wisdom that has stood the test of time. Anyone aspiring to be a more effective leader would do well to read and study this great book.
Strictly speaking, the Bible proverbs highlighted below do not exclusively pertain to leadership, but they are certainly applicable to anyone who wishes to become a more effective leader. …