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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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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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