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Mission Impossible?

Posted: Apr 27, 2010

I apologize for not writing for far too long. I remember visiting the office of the pastor of a large church. On his desk lay a heap of correspondence, so high he had to sit to one side of the tower of paper to see across the desk. I remarked that ...

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Merry Christmas

Posted: Dec 21, 2009

I like Christmas.  Yes, it’s too secularized and I’m developing a passionate dislike for ‘Happy Holidays’ as a substitute for ‘Merry Christmas’.  Yes, many have subsumed the real meaning to something ...

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Posted: Nov 18, 2009

I like a national Thanksgiving Day.  Maybe some Americans don’t pause to think much about how good that is, but a newcomer from the UK like me doubly appreciates it. There’s really no equivalent in Britain.*  Churches may ...

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Worthy of the Best

Posted: Oct 27, 2009

One or two thought my opening blog wasn’t much of a blog and was more like a sermon.  Well, it wasn’t supposed to be a sermon, but I was trying to say something fundamental, something at the heart of our Christian experience and ...

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The Cost of Following God

Posted: Sep 14, 2009

I didn’t set out to become President of a seminary.  I didn’t plan to live in the United States.  But God has often caught me by surprise, with purposes that were never in my mind.  I’ve never been disappointed ...

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