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The Changing Nature of Family Traditions

Family traditions mean a great deal to our family, especially to our youngest son. One of our favorite family traditions is Christmas. For the past several years Christmas has included my wife (Roberta) and I, my oldest son (AJ) and … Continue reading

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Renewal in the Midst of Decay

Working on our family Christmas letter has reminded me that another year has passed. There were some big changes (our son and daughter-in-law moving out of the area), some great blessings (the birth of our first granddaughter), and some difficult … Continue reading

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Educational Discipleship

As the Vice-President for Academic Affairs at a Christian college I have many opportunities to think about and to work on Christian education. In my time in this position, my definition of Christian education has been tweaked and massaged because … Continue reading

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Beautiful Rainbows, Bountiful Promises

When we used to live in Colorado at 6500 feet above sea level, we would have tremendous thunder and lightning storms. The thunder was unbelievably loud. The lightning was incredibly bright. The entire, dark sky was filled with sound and light. After … Continue reading

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3 Basic Counseling Principles

By the time they get to my office they are frustrated, angry or in tears. I am the Vice-President at a Christian community college. Not counting the students who simply pop into my office for a chat or some academic … Continue reading

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The Gracious Provision of the Sovereign Lord

Natural disasters, terror among and within nations, economic setbacks, medical crises, personal difficulties—how should you respond to such things? Your response might be a sense of fear, being anxious of what might happen to you. Your response might be a … Continue reading

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Understanding Biblical Hope

How would you define biblical hope? Consider this definition: Biblical hope is to believe so strongly in God’s promises regarding the future that it affects the way you live in the present. Thus biblical hope has an eschatological aspect (it … Continue reading

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