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Students at commencement

Ministry in Context

To be content

Call me an old softie and a slob. I love Christmas. I love the whole month of December.

I love the scripture

The best laid plans and all that

While I have spent most of my life in and around cities, I grew up in southeastern Iowa, never far from

Stay on your side of the net

Feedback is a constant aspect of internship. Feedback from supervisor to intern, from intern to supervisor,

Everybody loved it ... Not!

Pat and I are not huge movie-goers, but I had read a number of enthusiastic reviews for “Beasts

Learning the language

Some years ago one of my friends accepted a position teaching at a Lutheran seminary in Namibia. He found

For the 10,000th time

One warm July night Mrs. McKinley and I treated ourselves to a Neil Diamond concert at the local hockey-and-concert

Muppets in Ministry

Journalist Dahlia Lithwick, who usually has better things to do with her time (like covering the Supreme

Time to step up

I began service in my first call on July 1, 1967. I was an assistant pastor. The senior pastor took ten

On being influential

While walking through the neighborhood the other day I was discussing the injustice of the world with