How Jesus Helped Me See Discrimination

I am Caucasian. Growing up Caucasian, I never experienced discrimination because of my race. I was raised in a fairly conservative home, politically speaking, and by the time I was starting law school I believed race discrimination was a thing of the past in America. By the end of my first year of law school […]

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Joy To The World

Joy To The World has long been my favorite Christmas hymn, in no small part because of its Kingdom message, which praises King Jesus for coming to earth, reigning and turning back the effects of the curse. Here are some highlights. Verse 1 “Joy to the world! the Lord is come; Let earth receive her King.” […]

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The Real Saint Nicholas

St. Nicholas was born in 270 A.D. in the city of Patara in Lycia (modern day Turkey).  His parents died when he was a young man, leaving him a substantial inheritance, which he determined to devote to works of charity. Not long thereafter, Nicholas learned of a man in Patara who, because of his poverty, could neither support his […]

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Kingdom Hero: Vladimir I Of Kiev

Vladimir Sviatoslavovich was born in 958 A.D. near Pskov, a city in Northwest Russia, about 12 miles east of the Estonian border.  As the son of Sviatoslav I of Kiev, a warrior prince of Kieven Rus, Vladimir was the 10th century Rus equivalent of royalty.  By the time Vladimir ascended to power he was a […]

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The Kingdom’s Dirty Harry

Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry character has always been one of my favorites because he is all courage and cool.  He’s famous for many one-liners, but the most famous is, “Go ahead, make my day”–pure ice in a Depends moment.  Long before Clint Eastwood, Christianity had its own Dirty Harry in the person of Polycarp.  Polycarp was born in 70 A.D. and spent the […]

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