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Entries for May 2020

Anybody can spare 10 minutes, right? Well, yes. But not always immediately. That’s why the Yeshua Institute is making its recent series of live webcasts available on video and on demand. The series is called Hang 10: Crisis Leadership for Christians. “Pick any of the 19 episodes you think might help you and watch them when it’s convient,” says Dr. Owen Phelps, Director of the Yeshua Institute. The various webcasts feature six different presenters who all have one thing in common – they’re all active Christian Catholics who are very experienced leading in times of crisis. T...

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By Owen Phelps, Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute I’m sheltering at our summer home deep in 15 acres of undeveloped woods in the middle of an Indian reservation. We would seem to be as insulated and safe as people can be during this pandemic. But our lives are rife with uncertainty. We’re not welcome here at the moment. Summer residents have been asked to stay away. The tribe’s grocery store, gas station and boat ramps are closed to seasonal visitors. Folks are afraid. There hasn’t been a case of the virus yet on the reservation. But should it show up, it wouldn’t take much to overwhel...

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By Owen Phelps. Ph.D. Director, Yeshua Institute Saturday, May 16, marks the start of Laudato Si’ Week, scheduled by the Vatican to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home. The encyclical was dated May 24, 2015 and officially published at a new conference on June 18. Its title, Laudato si’, translates as “Praise Be to You!” in English. New mindset In it the pope calls for a “new mindset” regarding humanity’s relationship to the earth and all of its resources. He calls on people to think of themsel...

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