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How Could God?
Up here in the wilderness, one can be alone with one’s thoughts, one’s faith and doubts—as well as probe the
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The Hope for Tomorrow
11:00 am this Saturday, another group of future ministry leaders will join in a seminary processional to be inspired, cheered
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Is Real Change Possible?
I regularly see my psychologist. I come to his office and pour out my complaints, discuss my neuroses and my
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Here’s to Standing Tall
In Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life, his first rule is: “Stand Up Straight with Your Shoulders Back.” If you
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Here’s To Substantive Sermons
Monday mornings I sometimes compare notes with others who have survived the terrors of a Sunday pulpit to live another
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The First Rule of the First Rule of Life
Someone once warned, “Be careful what you read. This is what you will write.” Since I am writing a lot,
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Will There be A Seminary Tomorrow?
It’s not an easy time to be a professor in theological education. I stare out my third story window on
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Our Faceless Age
Maybe you have heard of Jordan Peterson. I was not aware of this Canadian psychologist until I read Peggy Noonan’s
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BECOMING AN IRRELEVANT LEADER
It’s the Sabbath, an opportunity to come up for air. Perhaps you are finding the same need. You have been
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FIGHTING FAITH WITH FAITH
When I pastored in The Netherlands, one of my first objectives was to gather the church’s formal leadership and wrestle
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LOOKING BACK AT THE BEST READS OF 2017
I set an audacious goal to read fifty books in 2017. It was too ambitious. Too many distractions. Too many
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Help! Christmas is Coming
Christmas weekend is coming, and I am guessing most pastors are sweating by now. I know they are. For thirty
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