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Praying for Denver and Our Nation

Once again we are awakened with chilling news of a great tragedy that has beset our country. The shooting at the cinema in Aurora, Colorado has left us all horrified at the sheer brutality and utter disregard for life that … Continue reading

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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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Death and Taxes

Tax time is upon us. Opinions concerning taxation range from Coolidge’s estimation that “Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery;” to FDR’s remark that “Taxes, after all, are dues that we pay for the privileges of membership … 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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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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A Hymn about Joseph for Christmas: “O How Tender Was the Man”

O HOW TENDER WAS THE MAN Words by Michael A. Milton, 1999; Tune: REDHEAD/Richard Redhead, 1853 “Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord Commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not … Continue reading

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