Tag Archives: Pastoral Theology

Leadership and Leaders

There are many who are called to positions of leadership. Yet leadership is not about a title. It is not about gaining a consensus. Leadership is about burden, conviction, a fire burning deeply, a holy discontentment, a righteous indignation. There … Continue reading

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Are You Called to be a Military Chaplain?

Frequently I am asked to share my experience of the call to the chaplain ministry. In my case, I have served and continue to serve as a US Army Reserve chaplain, not an active duty chaplain. Yet the call to … 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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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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“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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On Being a President (or Chancellor-Elect) in a Theological Seminary

Virtually every president or chancellor of a seminary or theological college, in response to a poll, said that it never occurred to them that one day they might be a seminary president. I guess that I am odd. Because I was … Continue reading

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What God Has Done To Death

A Message of Witness to the Resurrection This message was preached at the funeral service of a dear brother in Christ. Introduction “Death be not proud, for thou art not so,”[1] wrote John Donne (1572-1631), the great poet and much-quoted … Continue reading

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