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“LIVING THE DREAM, SIR!” Three Things that Keep Ministry (and the Military Chaplaincy) Moving Forward

I am on chaplain duty today. I am ministering at the US Army Chaplain Center and School. I came to instruct, to give my testimony of why I continue to balance the life of civilian ministry: as a seminary chancellor … 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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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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An Optimistic Ministry: A New Years Sermon

I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, (Philippians 1:12 ESV) (see Philippians 1.3-14) Introduction to the Reading Helen Keller wrote that: “No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the … Continue reading

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Lord, I Want to Walk Your Way: Glorying in the Third Use of the Law in Ephesians 4-6

Psalm 119;97; 119.113; 119.163; and Ephesians 4.1, 17; 5.1-2; 6.1-9 To Disentangle, Define and Describe the Law of God There is great misunderstanding about the Law of God. And to know the truth is to know freedom. To lack truth … Continue reading

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Acknowledge the Sin, Accentuate the Grace, Honor the Fathers: Why I love the PCA and RTS

Then he died at a good age, full of days, riches, and honor. And Solomon his son reigned in his place. 1 Chronicles 29.28 There has been some talk lately, quite recently, that has come to me about the publication … Continue reading

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Devotional Commentary of The Twenty-Third Psalm

The following is from my devotion times in which I have wanted to provide commentary and reflection on this most beautiful and familiar of Psalms, for the direct blessing of the people of God and to draw others, perhaps who … Continue reading

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Commencement Remarks 2010

Welcome to this commencement service for RTS. Let me begin by reading the guiding statement of our purpose as a ministry and mission of the Lord Jesus: The purpose of RTS is to serve the church in all branches of … Continue reading

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Taking Refuge

Soon summer will be fully upon us. Praise the Lord! But when I was a little boy, the late spring and early summer could mean storms, and swelling creeks all around us. And thus spring, beautiful as it was, meant … Continue reading

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“Just As I Am” and a Memory of Jesus in an Old Pinewood Chapel

This morning as I was leaving for the door, thinking about a day’s work, concerned about many things, I was stopped in my tracks. By what? My son was practicing piano. And he was playing, “Just As I Am” on the piano. … Continue reading

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