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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 1)

I don’t know the future, but I know the One who hold the future! 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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San Antonio Teriyaki, Prayer and Hope for America

I am the only president/chancellor at the ATS Presidents meeting in San Antonio, home of the River Walk and world-famous Tex-Mex restaurants, to dine on shrimp Teriyaki and fried rice at a mall food court. I was lured by a Mexican-American … Continue reading

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Advent Readings and Lightings: Pastoral Preparations for the Coming Season

I wanted to provide an aid for congregations and pastors, particularly those in free church backgrounds, who want to move away from the commercialization of the season to focus on the Incarnation. That is a hard sell to be sure. … Continue reading

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Don’t Waste Your Break

My beloved RTS Charlotte family in Christ, We all know that we can waste moments of time and not appreciate them and then regret it later. We can do that as couples in our marriage as we go rushing through … Continue reading

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Cape Town 2010: A Report on the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Matthew 16:18) Have you ever said to yourself, I am just too tired to … Continue reading

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Now What? Some thoughts after the Election on Lessons and Expectations

On the other side of the election, what can we learn? What can we expect? For the believer, our lessons and our expectations are grounded in the Word of the Lord. Our hope for our nation is grounded not in electoral … 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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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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