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Age has its Privileges

Posted: Feb 02, 2012

Alison and I were minding our business, returning to the car with our purchases from the supermarket.  A young lady – with some friends nearby – approached.  She was very polite: “Would you mind if I had my photograph ...

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Greetings for Christmas

Posted: Dec 15, 2011

My warmest wishes for Christmas to all friends of Northern Seminary. More and more I am learning how many friends we have!  I find Northern graduates and former staff all across the United States and even beyond its shores.  For example ...

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Rome and ministry in a tough world

Posted: Oct 26, 2011

Some cities can be identified from just a few photos.  Rome usually needs only one.  For some it’s the Coliseum: for others it’s the Vatican.  And they are only the beginning of a long list of significant buildings in ...

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Later reflections

Posted: Sep 22, 2011

Have you ever kept something so safe even you could not find it again?  It’s happened to me more than a few times.  For the last three months that has been true with notes I made after getting back from Beirut, last reflections on ...

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Safely home Thursday June 23

Posted: Jun 26, 2011

I took 7 students to Beirut and the same 7 got off the plane with me at O’Hare airport on Thursday evening.  We went, we returned and we are the better for the experience. There were no ‘back in the USA’ photos taken on our ...

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