Bethlehem’s Mourning: Herod the “Not-So” Great

Christmas celebrates God’s great love to the world. The gift of Bethlehem’s Morning was a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes. Jesus, Immanuel. God with Us. The King of the Universe stepped down to save his subjects. Jesus wo...
by Duane Covrig
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Plan B — God’s Glorious Reinstatement of Humans as Co-Leaders

“They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among mankind and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb.” Revelation 14: God created humans with his divine image imprinted and implanted in us. ...
by Duane Covrig
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Four Acts of Divine Leadership

God leads. That is my deep belief. He acts on his creation in love. That is my deep experience. God leads in more ways than we will ever fully be aware. Much of our ignorance of his ways to lead …
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Crucified and Risen Leadership

Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Were you there when they crucified my Lord? Oh, sometimes it causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble. Trembling is an overwhelming, almost uncontrollable, “natural” respons...
by Duane Covrig
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Resisting Beastly Leadership: Flowers in the Darkest Hours

There is nothing more deceptive than leaders who appeals to our dark side. We rally to them to our own destruction. This is one of the points in Kuronen and Huhtinen’s (2016) fascinating study of our attraction to “...
by Duane Covrig
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Education and Redemption are One

Jesus and I are in the same line of work: redemption. At least that is the implication of Ellen White: “Education and redemption are one” (Education, 1903, p. 30). There are several ways people interpret that “oneness...
by Duane Covrig
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Judgment: Event, Experience & Person

Our pastor, Dwight Nelson, gave a wonderful sermon yesterday, January 30, 2016. It was on the Judge of the Judgment. For those who have heard him before, it should be no surprise that it was uplifting, biblical and well-deliver...
by Duane Covrig
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Judgment or Hiding

A lot of people fear divine judgment. It is because they have a distorted view of God and what He can do on the way to and through judgment by his work of redemption. There is no option to avoiding …
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Chosen and Sacrificial Love

The moral engine, the guiding core, the central ethical kernel of Jesus’ life was love: voluntary love to the Father, and voluntary love to others. Love has been stretched as a word to cover so many topics and emotions th...
by Duane Covrig
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Adventist Ethics in God’s Judgment Micah 7:9

Adventists share a lot with other Christian groups but are often viewed for the uniqueness: SDAs worship on Saturday (not Sunday), believe in soul sleep (not an immortal soul that leaves a person at death), and practice healthf...
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