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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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Don't Kill Your Horse

Posted: Jan 05, 2011

In December I attended a conference for seminary presidents organized by ATS, which is Northern’s main accrediting body. It was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and before you imagine I was sunning myself let me explain that the city is over ...

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Living Christmas

Posted: Dec 13, 2010

I am frustrated and saddened by the phrase ‘Happy Holidays’.  I find myself telling everyone ‘Merry Christmas’ to emphasize that the season is about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.  I am not winning over the ...

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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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