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Older Rabbi Teaches Young Rabbi about Conflict

A young rabbi found a serious problem in his new congregation. During the Friday service, half the congregation stood for the prayers and half remained ...


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Musical Artists Clash Over a Tiny Musical Piece

In October, 2011, The New York Times ran an article about two musical giants whose longtime relationship unraveled over a tiny piece of music. Helene ...


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Take Responsibility for Your Part in Conflict

I used to do a lot of marriage counseling, and often one spouse would come in the office and start ranting and raving, "My husband does this …;" ...


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Ancient Christian Wisdom on Staying Committed to Community

When you experience conflict or pain in a church setting, don't run away to another church. It's often better to stay put and work through it. That's ...


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Journalist Finds One Universal Joke: Making Fun of Others

Lance Morrow, an award-winning journalist with Time magazine, once set out to write an article asking if there was one universal joke, told everywhere ...


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Two Friends Overcome Their Lifelong Envy of Each Other

I resented Billy Berger (I'm changing his name here) for four decades. Sometimes, in the earliest years, the resentment felt like it approached outright ...


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Ad Pictures Life on the Border Patrol

One of the popular ads for the 2011 Super Bowl was a Coca Cola commercial that pictures two sentries from different nations guarding a gate at a dusty ...


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Police Departments Ditch Codes in Favor of Plain Speech

In March of 2009, the police department of Dallas, Texas, joined a growing number of agencies getting rid of complicated codes used in radio calls or ...


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Herd of Red Deer Still Blocked by Iron Curtain

The Iron Curtain has been down for quite some time, but things haven't changed for everybody.

For years the Iron Curtain (actually, a fence) separated ...


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Disliking Someone God Might Be Smiling On

I grew up a pastor's son. My father's church, located next to our home, was often used for meetings of pastors belonging to a certain denomination that ...


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