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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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WHAT THE NEWS DOES NOT REPORT
Open the newspaper today, turn to news about the Middle East, and you will read about unrest in Israel, clashes
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A THANKSGIVING I NO LONGER MISS
Saturday I spent some time along the shore of Plymouth Harbor visiting a 17th century English village. It is a
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THOSE ANNUAL IRRELEVANT AWARDS
Every year in the Fall, evangelical theologians gather from around the world to present instructive and challenging papers on a
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THE LAST WORD
Last summer, I watched the movie, “The Last Word.” Shirley MacLaine plays the character, Harriet Lauler. She lives in comfortable
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God’s Elusive Ways
Wednesday, on the way home from seminary, I stopped to see one of my mentors, Pastor Don Jensen (a.k.a. PJ).
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