A very evocative part of the musical Hamilton revolves around the desire to be in the room where decisions are made, to be in the room where those inside are viewed by those outside as decision makers. It is a powerful desire, a desire detached from the importance of the decisions themselves, a desire more …

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A prayer from Scotty Smith expressing the desire that being salt and light should not leave others feeling bitter and burnt; and that we as God’s people would not take some sort of satisfaction from bruising others as we stand on the truth of God’s Word. “ “You are the salt of the earth,” and …

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In stories the hero arrives just in the nick of time. James Bond turns off the detonator with 007 seconds remaining. Han and Chewbacca arrive just as Darth Vader is about to fire on Luke. That sort of thing. While the Bible tells us that Jesus’ incarnation took place at the right time, the narrative …

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In God’s grace, a pastor learns that they are serving their life’s great ministry, not that they are preparing for it. This grace occurs as the story of God’s people intertwines with theirs, when God’s people are no longer a stepping stone or a means of achieving a plan, but when their stories become the …

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