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The Perfect Governance

Flood Family, I probably don’t need to tell you – there is rampant injustice, corruption, and abuse of power in this world. This leads some to wonder: what is the perfect government? In 380 BC, the philosopher and idealist Plato critiqued the order and character of government in his greatest the work, The Republic. There...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Saturday, December 15

Acts 4:13-22 13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. 14 But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could...

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Friday Stories: Joy to the World

A couple years ago, I was in the throes of navigating the public school system and touring schools for the first time.   At Flood, we had been encouraged to be attentive to the Lord’s activity by listening and responding in faith. On one tour, I noticed a woman standing alone and felt the Lord’s...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Friday, December 14

Acts 4:1-12 The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. 2 They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. 3 They seized Peter and John and, because...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Thursday, December 13

Acts 3:11-26 11 While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. 12 When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Wednesday, December 12

Acts 3:1-10 1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Tuesday, December 11

Acts 2:29-47 29 “Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. 30 But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. 31 Seeing what...

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Daily Scripture Reading: Monday, December 10

Acts 2:14-28 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. 15 These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! 16...

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Friday Stories: Supporting Migrants at the Border

As I reflect upon the vision for the Christmas Collective, a creative gathering for the common good, I have been inspired and challenged by our opportunity to do GOOD this holiday season for thousands of men, women and children just south of us at the border. While I have learned that these problems are nothing...

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The Most Wonderful Weekend of the Year

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