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Not a Hobby

Posted: Feb 26, 2013

One thing we cannot do with Christian faith is turn it into a hobby. It’s not like stamp-collecting, scrapbooking, sewing, game playing, or any pastime. It can never be something you pick up when you want and put down when you’re bored ...

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Courage to Voice the Call

Posted: Feb 12, 2013

John Ortberg has written a great article for Leadership Journal: “Call Forwarding.” I would encourage you to read it: Because he’s a great writer Because he has important things to say Because this article is especially ...

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We Stand on the Shoulders of Giants

Posted: Nov 20, 2012

I have not written for some time, almost entirely because of visits that have taken Alison and me many miles. First was to the UK for the very happy event of my second youngest daughter’s wedding, then to California for a conference and ...

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Rome and ministry in a tough world

Posted: Oct 26, 2011

Some cities can be identified from just a few photos.  Rome usually needs only one.  For some it’s the Coliseum: for others it’s the Vatican.  And they are only the beginning of a long list of significant buildings in ...

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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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