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Christmas 2013: How do you both reject and accept the same thing?

December 25th, 2013

In a way, that’s what Jesus does.   Jesus rejects grief and sorrow as ways for the world but accepts them as ways for himself. He transfers our griefs and …

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Rejection at Christmastime

December 18th, 2013

When the prophet Isaiah predicted the arrival of the Christmas child, he did so in chilling terms: the child would be ‘despised and rejected by men’ (Isaiah 53:3). What a …

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Isolating Ourselves to Protect Ourselves

December 10th, 2013

From the pundits of Capitol Hill, to the professors of the academy, those reflecting on the changes in our society agree on one thing: The world is becoming increasingly impersonal. …

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Finishing What the Master Started

November 29th, 2013

The commencement speaker last June at the graduation ceremonies of our son, Jonathan, from Dartmouth College was Geoffrey Canada, an African-American who for the last twenty years has been the …

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150 Years of Thanksgiving

November 28th, 2013

‘We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth and power …

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The Beginning of What Never Ends

November 26th, 2013

The eighteenth-century author Samuel Johnson, arguably the most distinguished man of letters in the history of the English language, came to regard death as the ‘secret horror of the last.’ …

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What Begins Well doesn’t always End Well

November 25th, 2013

This is a follow up from my post, “Christian Beginnings of America’s First Universities”. Samson Occom, a Native American from the Mohegan tribe, became both a gifted evangelical preacher in …

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Christian Beginnings of America’s First Universities

November 21st, 2013

Our son, Jonathan, graduated last June with a master’s degree from arguably the most beautiful of the Ivy League schools, Dartmouth College, tucked away in the forests of rolling New …

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Why We Shouldn’t be Afraid for the Family

November 6th, 2013

Are you afraid for the family? A 2010 study by the Pew Research center, in conjunction with Time Magazine, found the following disturbing trends in American society: When asked in …

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Marriage Workshop in Cleveland

October 29th, 2013

I will have the blessing on Saturday, November 2, of speaking to as many as 200 couples at a marriage conference at Parkside Church near Cleveland, Ohio. The “Marriage Matters …

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