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Doctrine and culture Tuesday June 14

Posted: Jun 15, 2011

The rain began last night, and it was still coming down as we headed for breakfast at 8.00 this morning.  Very unusual for this time of year.  No need to bring an umbrella, we had been told.  Hmmm. There were noticeably fewer taking ...

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The conference begins Monday June 13

Posted: Jun 14, 2011

I do not know of any college which has students in learning sessions all morning, all afternoon, all evening each day of the week.  But conferences do.  And that will be our week.  Thankfully this conference will be informative, ...

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Church and exploring Beirut Sunday June 12

Posted: Jun 14, 2011

It felt a minor triumph to have slept until 5.20 a.m.  But it is hard ever to feel joyous about getting up at that time when you know your body clock is at 9.30 p.m. and just getting ready to feel tired.  My companions all had some ...

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Safe travels Friday / Saturday June 10-11

Posted: Jun 13, 2011

We left Northern Seminary with the inevitable group photo, but also with seminary staff standing in a circle with us while my colleague Dr Karen Walker Freeburg committed us all to God in prayer. Along with me is John Ball, Celena Jones, Daymont ...

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A privilege to be in the Middle East

Posted: Jun 12, 2011

I will start with a confession.  Taking a group of seven students on a missions course to the Middle East pushes me out of my comfort zone.  I’m not sure why. It has nothing to do with being in Beirut, Lebanon.  From my past ...

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