What determines someone’s opportunities in life?

I was reading a book about North Korea which claimed “in North Korea all of your opportunities are determined by your caste,” (Yeonmi Park, Maryanne Vollers, In Order to Live). …

Why would the author of John write these letters?

John wrote this letter for a purpose. It’s a selfless act. He had hope that these stories, the ones that he chose to include will have an impact on the people of the early Church. I am not sure if he would have anticipated his words carrying on over 2,000…

“The world has come after him”

As the story of Lazarus spread, as amazing and compelling stories tend to spread the pharisees would have been desperate to regain the focus on themselves. As the news of this story spread throughout the land the number of people who grew in anticipation…

Chaos and power is the normal state of being. To those of us who have survived our own inclinations in the process of growing wisdom, it can be easy to look at those living by their urges and short term gains and wonder how things could have ever got that…

February is Black history month and I want to take an active approach in celebrating Black history. Not simple recognition that lasts for a month, but allowing myself to engage in deeper understanding and celebration that brings forth important personal change. I need Black history month not just to remember…

The snow has started to return to MN and the days are increasingly become in shorter. The sun is now setting around 5p every night…. For some this is unwelcome sign of what is to come over the next 6 months. For me and many others in Minneapolis in the…

Greg J Barber

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