Tag Archives: Seminary

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 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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“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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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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Evangelism and Joy: Still Learning from Lausanne

“To be a soul winner is the happiest thing in this world. And with every soul you bring to Jesus Christ, you seem to get a new heaven here upon earth.”—C.H. Spurgeon (Sermons, 11.431) Introduction to the Reading I have … 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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An Election Day Prayer for America in November 2011

As we approach the November 2010 national elections in the United States of America, I have written a prayer for our nation. To do so is to keep in step with our founding forefathers and mothers who treated elections as … Continue reading

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Misconceptions about the Ministry

“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were … Continue reading

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