How 2 ordinary guys confounded religious scholars.

Peter and John stood in front of the leaders of their tribe. Imagine a random Catholic talking to the Pope and cardinals, an ordinary citizen in front of the Supreme Court or the President’s cabinet, a student in front of the university president and faculty, you in front of the people you grew up being […]

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workin’ on it.

I walked down the hallway, heading to the car.  To my left, in the conference room, a math teacher was working equations on the white board. Two high school students were at a table, asking questions. It’s an after-school tutoring session. They want to understand, he wants to help. To my right, from a classroom, […]

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the day after

I teach every week in three settings, but I only preach a couple of times a year. Yesterday I stitched together posts  about John 4, explored  ideas with our Saturday night small group, and preached. I’m grateful for the responses, grateful for what I learned while studying. I don’t want to talk about the message […]

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Who are you teaching for?

In Matthew 23, Jesus is laying into the Pharisees, the religious leadership of his time. This week we’ll look at that critique as a mirror. If you don’t want to be known for what Jesus criticizes, don’t do it. One question is simple: “Who are you teaching for?” The right answer, of course, would be […]

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a model of teaching leadership

If you are training people in leadership, how do you help people understand what you are teaching? Consider Jesus’ approach: 1. You could start with a point of passion. Look for what is making them angry. Find an injustice that has them completely furious. Especially if it is an injustice that affects them. “How come […]

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