A collection of inspirational videos and text featuring America’s finest religious thinkers, stories of personal faith, and reflections on spiritual topics, gathered from television broadcasts of 30 Good Minutes, a weekly multifaith program in Chicago.
Dr. Benjamin Reaves, Seventh-day Adventist minister and Vice President for Mission and Ministries at Adventist Health Systems, talks about three promises the God of Israel made to Joshua—victory over enemies, an intimate relationship with God and God's everlasting presence.
This archived 30 Good Minutes program, titled “An Offer Too Good to Refuse” originally aired in November 2010.
The Rev. Dr. Benjamin Reaves is a minister in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and serves as Vice President of Mission and Ministries for the Adventist Health Systems in Orlando, Florida. Ben holds a doctorate in ministry from Chicago Theological Seminary and is the former president of Oakwood College. Click here to watch..
Karyn Kedar - Reflection on Humility - Eyes
The Jewish mystic, Moshe Cordovoro, said there are eight ways to practice humility, each corresponding to a place on the body. One way is with the eyes. “Do not close your eyes to the suffering of the poor,” he wrote. “Think as much as possible of their predicament. Look for the good.”
You know the man on the street, the one with the tattered clothes, and ratty bags asking for money? Do you see him? Even when you give him a dime or a dollar, do you look into his eyes and see him? The suffering of the poor is invisible to us. We need to see the weak, the lost, the hungry, the sick, those who are cast out, the vulnerable. The practice of humility correlates to the ability to see another’s pain with compassion. If this is so obvious, then why is it so hard?