Rewards

With experience come some rewards: A Colorado mine operator found that the combination on his office safe had jammed. He called the nearby state prison and asked whether any of the inmates might know how to open it. In a short while, a convict and a prison guard...

The Bassist

A bass who couldn’t sing refused to quit the church choir despite hints that he serve in other capacities. Finally the choir director demanded that the pastor get rid of him. “If you don’t, I’m going to resign and so will the other choir members,” the director said....

The Task of the Sermon

The task of the sermon, said Augustine, is threefold:  tenere, docere, and flectere. Tenere is to hold the attention and awaken the imagination. Docere is to teach and instruct. Flectere is to persuade, convict, and incline the will.   To access this post, you must...

Success

Three men were trying to come up with a definition of “success.” Said the first man, “I would consider myself successful if I could have a private, personal conversation with the President of the  United States in the White House Oval Office.” The second man said, “I...