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Graduation Day! Sunday June 19

Posted: Jun 20, 2011

First thing this morning I made a friend in the corridor right outside the door to my room at the seminary.  He was impressively dressed and had excellent posture.  I think he was enjoying an early breakfast. Through the quick research of ...

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Visit to Tyre Saturday June 18

Posted: Jun 19, 2011

At last we would stand where Jesus stood, in the ancient city of Tyre in the far south of Lebanon.  It is a conservative area, so we had good instructions on modest dress and proper behavior. It is also very much still a militarized ...

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Last day of the conference Friday June 17

Posted: Jun 17, 2011

The number of breakfast casualties continues to mount.  Tiredness is not the only explanation for the lower turnout in the cafeteria.  A number seem to have headed off early, so there were also fewer in the conference hall when we ...

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Tough but good day Thursday June 16

Posted: Jun 16, 2011

It has been a tough day but a good day.  Tough in two senses.  One is that we’ve been dealing with hard issues, not always agreed with what has been said (but that is okay as we are being challenged to think in new ways), and we ...

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The other Browns Wednesday June 15

Posted: Jun 15, 2011

The weather was back to predictable normal for June in Beirut: hot and sunny.  First thing in the morning the light looked good for a photograph from the seminary over the city and towards the Mediterranean.  Dedicated to excellence, I ...

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