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Ministry in Context

That Old Devil Change

We had a wonderful family vacation in February. My wife and I, our three adult children, our daughter-in-law,

How Wide Are the Fences?

I have pictures of myself from the 1970s wearing a leisure suit. It was, as I recall, burnt orange in

Hitting the Wall: A Reflection on November by Steve McKinley

I admire those folks (some of them interns and the spouses of interns) who run marathons, but I cannot

Excellent Mistakes: A Reflection on Doing and Learning

Just for the sake of giving him a name, I’ll call him Nebuchad-nezzar. Nebuchad-nezzar did his internship

A Good Start: A Reflection on Beginning Well

As September begins, so do many internships. We want those internships to get off to a good start, so

A Little Crazier All The Time

At the end of May, my wife and I had a wonderful tour of Spain, during which we engaged in one of our

Step This Way, Please: A Reflection on Leadership

I’ve occasionally had guilt pangs about not doing enough as a volunteer in the church we belong

Behind in Their Reading

I’ve talked to quite a few pastors recently, and I am concerned about them. I don’t think

You May Refer To Me As...

When asked about my ethnic background, I usually say “Scotch Irish” and leave it at that.