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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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Humbled but Grateful

Posted: Apr 26, 2012

Northern Seminary is announcing today the appointment of Dr. Scot McKnight as Professor of New Testament.  He will join our faculty team during the summer and begin teaching in the fall term. We sense God’s hand in this move very ...

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Age has its Privileges

Posted: Feb 02, 2012

Alison and I were minding our business, returning to the car with our purchases from the supermarket.  A young lady – with some friends nearby – approached.  She was very polite: “Would you mind if I had my photograph ...

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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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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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