Tag Archives: Integrity

The Spirit Grows Our Character

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To listen to today’s reflection as a podcast, click here During the month of November we’re taking a look at 21 essential activities of the Holy Spirit, who represents God’s presence in and through every follower of Jesus. The Great Wall of China is one of the most remarkable feats of human engineering.  Construction began more than 2,300 years ago.  The “Great Wall”… Read more »

Spiritual Trivial Pursuit

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To listen to today’s reflection as a podcast, click here. A number of years ago, author and sociologist Tony Campolo was a keynote speaker at a world missions conference in the Midwest. The audience included more than 10,000 collegians and twenty-somethings who had gathered to hear inspiring calls to change the world. Campolo stood at the platform and shouted, “Isn’t this conference great?” … Read more »

Truth Matters

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It was a sign of the times.  Almost 20 years ago, former Major League Baseball star Dale Murphy – one of the “high integrity” players of the 1980s – urged the creation of a patch that could be worn by participants in the annual Little League World Series.  Every August, 16 teams of 10-12-year-old boys from around the United States… Read more »

Gifts vs. Character

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Samson is one of those Bible personalities who has been able to accomplish the near-impossible: make Sunday School interesting for elementary school-age boys. He was absurdly strong.  His exploits were gloriously public.  He singlehandedly leveled the playing field between the Israelites and their unfriendly next-door neighbors, the Philistines. But Samson’s story, which covers four chapters of the book of Judges (13-16),… Read more »