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A Season to Remember: An Ash Wednesday Message to the Anglican Communities of Charlotte

Joel 2:1-2,12-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Many of us instinctively feel the need for seasons. We can look at my own state of North Carolina as an example.  Sociologists call this the “J Curve” effect. New Yorkers head straight down 95 … Continue reading

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What is a Seminary President?

One retired, well-respected seminary president once told me, soon after I was called to be president of RTS Charlotte, “Mike, here are my two words to you about being a seminary president: first, stay humble. Second, you know all of … Continue reading

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Reaching Up! A Sermon for the New Year

It is interesting to look back. Here is my sermon from last year for the New Year. It has some chronologically specific items in it. Yet I trust that it contains the timeless truths of Scripture which will again speak … Continue reading

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The Richness of Biblical Liturgy and A Humble Appeal for Living Worship

On Sunday, August 22 the following messaage was presented as part of the Christian Heritage Conference at Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, NC   The Richness of Biblical Liturgy and a Humble Appeal for ‘Living Worship’[i] John 4.20-26, Psalm 84.1-4 Michael … Continue reading

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Don’t Hold Back! Essentials of the Reformed Faith for Faithful Service in a Pluralistic Setting

2 Timothy 1.1-5 and the Introduction to the Conference for Presbyterian & Reformed Chaplains in Europe,12-14 February 2010 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ … Continue reading

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RTS Charlotte and Embers to a Flame Doctor of Ministry

RTS Charlotte is pleased to announce the Doctor of Ministry degree program with an Emphasis in Church Revitalization. I hope you will watch the video here to learn more about this ministry. At RTS Charlotte, we aim to equip pastors … Continue reading

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Embers to a Flame and RTS Charlotte Forging New Partnership

Through a memorandum of agreement with Dr. Harry Reeder, Briarwood Presbyterian Church and Embers to a Flame, Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC is introducing a Doctor of Ministry with an Emphasis in Church Revitalization. The first group of pastors … Continue reading

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Letters to Our Students: The Ground of Your Ministry

I write to encourage you to see that in every class you take at this seminary you are tethering your life to the Biblical and theological rock that will guide you in every area of ministry for the rest of your life. Continue reading

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The Refrain of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving comes into our lives each year like a comfortable old friend. There is refrain to it all. But what are the words to that refrain in your life? In Psalm 136 the refrain is the refrain of God’s grace: … Continue reading

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An Election Day Sermon 2008

An Election Day Sermon 2008 There is a tradition in our nation of preaching Election Day Sermons, and this American tradition is one that is based upon the teachings of Christ and should not be abandoned. Yes, we have learned … Continue reading

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