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The Public Face of Ministry and the Private Heart of the Pastor: Are they the same?

The semester is winding down. The calls are being processed for our seniors. The first year is coming to a close to our beginning students and self-assessment is need. Our middlers face the reality that they are now stepping up … Continue reading

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Facing the Fire and Living with Lions (Part 2)

Daniel 3.8-12; 16-26; 6.3-10; 14-24 This is the second of a three part devotional series on standing Strong in the Midst of Your Trials Have you read chapters 3 and 6 of the Book of Daniel?  In those chapters, you … Continue reading

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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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The Believer’s Investment Strategy

This sermon was preached at the Spring Convocation, RTS Charlotte, on February 1, 2011 Mark 10:17-31 (See also Matthew 19:16-22; Luke 18:18-23) The Rich Young Ruler 17 And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and … Continue reading

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Guffaw the Goat and “The Prodigal Son” for Children

I wrote this story for Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee where I served as pastor. I loved telling my story to the children as much as I enjoyed writing it. In fact, I have enjoyed … Continue reading

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The Egyptian Crisis and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

This word is by decree of the observers; the matter is a command from the holy ones. This is so the living will know that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of men. He gives it to anyone … Continue reading

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Letters to Our Students: “Healers, Not Doctors”

We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us (1 Thessalonians 2:8). There is a really … 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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“ON THE ROAD TO SAINTHOOD:” John Paul II, “St. Michael” and What the Bible teaches about Saints

“To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 1:7) News from the Vatican is making headlines: John Paul II, the … Continue reading

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Evangelism and Joy: Still Learning from Lausanne

“To be a soul winner is the happiest thing in this world. And with every soul you bring to Jesus Christ, you seem to get a new heaven here upon earth.”—C.H. Spurgeon (Sermons, 11.431) Introduction to the Reading I have … Continue reading

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