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I am the Living Legacy of My Fathers in the Faith

Two of my old seminary professors are sick; quite sick, apparently. I am thinking of their influence in my life. I first learned to read from the original New Testament text from one of them. I first learned to think … 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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“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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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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Remembering a Precious Flower in the Flock

As a pastor, you collect the lives of your people in your heart like one collects fragrant and beautiful wild flowers while walking down a mountain path. You take them home. You look at them and you remember each turn … 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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You Were Made For Ministry: The Place of Good Works in the Life of God’s Grace

Christians are to be good for something. What are you good for? Ephesians 2:1-10 I am a man who has been chiseled out of a backwoods orphan. I was raised by a woman that I will always call Aunt Eva. … 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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Great Expectations: The Role Relationship of the Pastor’s Wife and Church – A PCA General Assembly Seminar

The following is a summary of the seminar I will be presenting at the 38th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America. PCA Participants (pastors, elders, and wives) in this seminar will receive a sample of an actual course … Continue reading

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