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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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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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A Laying On Of Hands by the Chief of Chaplains for New Service at RTS

This week I am preaching at a conference at Fort Jackson, SC on “Renewing Your Passion for Preaching” to chaplains from all over the world. Many chaplains have flown to Fort Jackson for the conference, and a host of others … Continue reading

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“Vocation as Sanctification:” Some Thoughts as I Accept the Call to Become the Next Chancellor of Reformed Theological Seminary

On September 2, 2010, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees voted unanimously, graciously so, to call me to become the next Chancellor of Reformed Theological Seminary. With gratitude to the chairman, Dr. Cannada, the Executive Committee and the … Continue reading

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Anne Rice, American Christianity, Weeds in My Garden and Barbara Bush

My wife and I enjoyed an early morning cup of steaming hot and freshly ground Pike Place coffee together on this late summer day. And then it happened. I walked through my garden and discovered, in spite of a valiant … Continue reading

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Thinking about the Cedar Falls Bible Conference, Willa Cather and Ha Erets

This summer I’m preaching at the annual Cedar Falls Bible Conference in Cedar Falls, Iowa. They hold it at a campground just like they’ve been doing since the turn of the last century. Some of the same families who were … Continue reading

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Sheepdogs for Christ: An Orientation Devotion from Psalm 40.1-3

This Orientation Devotional was originally given on August 24, 2009, as “The Two Things to Remember in Seminary from Psalm 40.1-3” by Michael A. Milton, Ph.D., President and Professor of Practical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina (Interim President, Reformed Theological … Continue reading

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Remembering the Coronation of our Lord

Today is Ascension Thursday. There will be few who will remember it, sadly. I personally believe that this Day is one of the most glorious in the Church calendar. Our Savior not only lived a life we could not live, … Continue reading

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Fallow Ground: The G20 and a Humble Plan Submitted for Worldwide Economic Recovery

  The fallow ground of the poor would yield much food, but is swept away through injustice (Proverbs 13:23 ESV). My Aunt Eva’s lessons in economics from years gone by are still fresh in my mind today. She didn’t have a … Continue reading

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Wall Street, Von Balthasar and Homecoming Dinner: Three Streams Converge”

  Three streams of thought are converging in my mind this morning. There is one stream that is swallowing up the others and forming a grand river of hope. In these days we need hope.  One stream is the current … Continue reading

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