Joe Barnett

Be Gracious

Let your conversation be gracious.                  —Colossians 4:6 Four-star General Peter Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, attended a formal White House dinner in dress uniform. A senior advisor to President George W. Bush mistook the general for a waiter and asked him to get …

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Raise Your Hand

I confessed my sins to you.               —Psalm 32:5 The St. Olaf Choir, a 75-voice a cappella choir in Northfield, Minnesota, has been producing beautiful music for more than a century (since 1912), performing in venues around the world. Choir members exercise strict self-discipline: when someone makes a mistake …

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