Katniss Everdeen and the Burden of Leadership

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My daughters love to watch Hunger Games, so as a good father (ahem), My wife and I watched the third instalment of the movie with them.

My favorite scene in the movie was when Katniss and her friends visit a makeshift hospital to shoot their “prop” (propaganda). Katniss, by then was still reluctant to become the symbol of the revolution, the “Mockingjay” as the leaders of the revolution term it. As she is being filmed walking down the aisle among the wounded and dying, somebody suddenly recognizes her and calls out, “Katniss!?” Continue reading

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Asking The Wrong Questions

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A few weeks ago, Christians woke up to the sad news that popular and respected author and pastor Myles Monroe and his wife; his Executive Pastor and his wife; and his Youth Pastor, were among those killed in a tragic plane crash in the Bahamas, Ptr. Monroe’s hometown.

I’m sure just like any “celebrity” pastors, Myles Monroe had his fair share of critics and haters. And he also had his army of supporters and admirers. This though is not about that, nor about his teachings and doctrines, but about the questions many believers ask when they hear of such news: Continue reading