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Do You Have the "Look"? Philippians 3:17-4:1

Do You Have the "Look"?

Our lives are translations of the gospel.

At a Glance

Some brands are so iconic that everything you want to know about the product is tied into the design, color and font of the packaging. The apostle Paul understands this. He knew the importance of having the right look.

Editors' Pick

For material based on today's gospel text, see "The Pisa Makers," March 11, 2001, at

He was known as the "Tootsie Roll minister."

The Rev. Dr. Paul R. Coleman was the founding pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Youngstown, Ohio. Except for one early appointment as an associate pastor in Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania, he spent nearly his entire career guiding the Youngstown congregation, and, when he retired in 1986, he was named "Pastor Emeritus."

He preferred, however, to be known as the Tootsie Roll minister. In fact, when he died at age 92 in 2014, his obituary mentioned that title.

He earned this moniker because he seemed to have a never-ending supply of tiny Tootsie Rolls that he handed...

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