The Power of Story

Team of RivalsJon Taylor – Lead Pastor

I recently returned from a visit to Washington, D.C. where I attended the International Justice Mission Global Prayer Gathering.  Well, the GPG was actually in Maryland just south of D.C., but I got to spend a couple of days touring the District.  I especially wanted to visit Ford’s Theater and the house across the street where Abraham Lincoln died, but the lines were too long each day.  It seemed like it was Spring Break for the entire eastern part of the country and they were all in D.C.

I wanted to visit those sites because I just finished reading Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals, a fascinating book about how President Lincoln staffed his cabinet with his political rivals. (more…)