42 and Charlottesville

by: Larry Davies | August 28, 2017

A few years ago, I watched the movie “42” about Jackie Robinson, one of the first African-American Major-League Baseball players. In one scene, the opposing coach was taunting Jackie as he came up to bat. His loud racist remarks were vicious and cruel. Frustrated, Jackie swung the bat at a bad pitch, hit a fly […]

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Charlottesville & North Korea: What’s a Christian to Do?

by: Larry Davies | August 13, 2017

This week’s news took place in North Korea and Charlottesville, Virginia. One event features the blustering of two volatile leaders which threatens nuclear devastation while another vividly displays the racial hatred and animosity still infecting our local communities. In Charlottesville, a rally drew white nationalists from around the country to protest the removal of a […]

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Hospitality: A Parable of Two Restaurants

by: Larry Davies | August 8, 2017

My wife and I were attending a conference at a large hotel. The session ended early so we wandered through the lobby looking for a restaurant. At the entrance of one restaurant, the greeter said: “We’re closed now but should be open in 30 minutes. However, another restaurant in this hotel is serving lunch now. […]

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Problems and Friends

by: Larry Davies | August 2, 2017

Every morning, my wife and I read “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young. The devotions provide a framework to help us share our daily encounters with God and discuss and pray about what God is doing in our lives. But recently as we read our devotion, we had a different reaction: “Make friends with problems in […]

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