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We Can Learn Much from Pope Benedict’s Heroic Decision

Pope Benedict XVI, the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Roman Catholics, surprised the world on Monday, February 11, 2013, by announcing that he will resign at the end of the month. People announce that they’re resigning all the time, yet … Continue reading

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Finding Compassion, Predictability, and Commitment in the Heat of Battle—An Enlisted Man’s Account from Across the Years

Mobile, Alabama, native Eugene Bondurant “Sledgehammer” Sledge (1923-2001) fought with the elite 7th Marine Division. An enlisted man, he was called upon to take part in some of the most vicious fighting in World War II, that in the Pacific. … Continue reading

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A True Hero – Stan “The Man” Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals

Stan Musial died today.  Certainly one of the most beloved and iconic players in the history of major league baseball. In June 2011 we published the following essay about the great man. I have never bought into Leo Durocher’s dictum … Continue reading

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Integrity Is Compatible with Winning—Even on the Moon

In 1962 President John F. Kennedy challenged the country to land a man on the moon and safely return him to earth by the end of that decade. Several years ago, Ron Howard released a wonderful movie that recounts the … Continue reading

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In the New Year, Let Us Recalibrate How We Measure Failure and Success

Robert Lefkowitz, a physician and researcher at Duke University Medical Center, recently won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on drug receptors. In reading several articles about this remarkable man and his work, I found that a powerful … Continue reading

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Why God Allows Evil?

My wife and I belong to a small Christian community group. In light of last week’s tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, at our last meeting we discussed a question so many of us are struggling with: Why God allows evil in … Continue reading

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Fill Your Life with Resplendent Goals

December 2012 As the year recedes, may you begin to gather your thoughts of the loving kindnesses that have been given you in 2012. For what more powerful recollections can we focus upon than those of the many times the … Continue reading

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