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First Week

Posted: Sep 30, 2010

For me the first week of fall term brings a curious mix of excitement and trepidation. The negative part of that is small, just the usual wondering if we’re as well prepared as we think we are, whether everyone will show up for their ...

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Going by Faith

Posted: Aug 24, 2010

Have I had a great summer? The answer is an unqualified ‘yes’. I’ve spoken in churches and at conferences, vacationed back in the UK with family, and been a proud parent watching our youngest daughter, Catherine, graduate in ...

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New Website Launched

Posted: Aug 09, 2010

During the month of July, I did quite a bit a traveling, including a trip to the Baptist World Alliance.  I am sure later posts will touch on that. However, today I am excited that we have launched Northern's refreshed website.  We ...

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Mission Impossible?

Posted: Apr 27, 2010

I apologize for not writing for far too long. I remember visiting the office of the pastor of a large church. On his desk lay a heap of correspondence, so high he had to sit to one side of the tower of paper to see across the desk. I remarked that ...

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Merry Christmas

Posted: Dec 21, 2009

I like Christmas.  Yes, it’s too secularized and I’m developing a passionate dislike for ‘Happy Holidays’ as a substitute for ‘Merry Christmas’.  Yes, many have subsumed the real meaning to something ...

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