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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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On Puddles and Providence

Posted: May 16, 2011

This spring I preached in southern Illinois on the Sunday at a conference which ran on into the evening. Alison had come with me. We were tired and glad the local pastor had booked us into a hotel overnight. We slept well and with amazing ...

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A Parable from JC Penney

Posted: Mar 03, 2011

Northern Seminary is located right beside Yorktown mall.  Actually we were here first, and then the mall had the good sense to locate beside the seminary. So I never have far to go for one of my rare shopping expeditions.  In January I ...

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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

Posted: Feb 10, 2011

There are problems, and then there are big problems.  Last week’s severe blizzard gave Northern Seminary one of those big problems. From mid afternoon on Tuesday (February 1st) through to mid day on Wednesday, heavy snow fell driven by ...

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