Category Archives: Biblical Archaeology

A Delayed Salvation

“who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:5). A friend came by the other day to talk about salvation. Those who characterize themselves as unbelievers … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of a Seminary President: Reflections on Ash Wednesday

Introduction to the ReadingYou have heard the old adage, “I must catch up with the others for I am their leader. Well that is the way that I feel. I sat at my desk yesterday and thought, “Well I am … Continue reading

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Humble Advice to Pulpit Nominating Committees

Through my ministry, a number of churches have asked my counsel on how they should approach building their pastoral profile as they begin to seek out their pastor. I have the following things to say, and then would like to … Continue reading

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Trusting in the God Who Sends

A Sermon on Exodus 3.13-17; John 20.19-21 by Dr. Michael A. Milton, Senior Minister, originally Preached on: Sunday, November 4th, 2007 at The First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN At the conclusion of this message, I announced that I had accepted … Continue reading

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Struggling Saints

We have learned in recently-revealed private journals, which Mother Theresa had not wanted published and are now being published under the title Come Be My Light, that the little Albanian nun struggled with her faith as she ministered to the … Continue reading

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God Knows Your Name

The following was delivered, in Albanian, to the adolescent orphans at the Hope for the World orphanage in Tirana, Albania. I have previously posted the Albanian version, and I now offer it in English. It is my great honor to … Continue reading

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A Theology of Jackie Gleason

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11.28 Jackie Gleason was not a Christian as far as I know. In fact, his reputation for sin may or may not been … Continue reading

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