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Jul
31

Spouse > Parents

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One of my summer reading pleasures this year has been The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Tim Keller, who serves as pastor at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City.  Keller is one of my favorite authors and leaders and there is a lot to learn…
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Jul
30

What I Learned at Seminary

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by Sol Rexius I’ve been a Christian for 23 years, a husband for 9 months, and a college pastor at the University of Oregon for 8.  I love my God, my wife, and my job – in that order, but in different ways. And, in the last three years, I’ve learned a lot through my…
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Jul
28

This Week on Trans·formed (7/28)

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Featured Articles on Trans·formed This Week   The (Legalistic?) Gospel According to Peter. Peter clearly has a thing for obedience. And, to make things worse, he also tells us that this perfectly holy God is the one who will judge us “impartially” according to our deeds. That can’t be good. I don’t know about you, but I…
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Jul
27

Could a Checklist Empower Your Ministry?

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by J. Carl Laney I was visiting my daughter and son-in-law last week in Yakima, Washington. Besides being the fruit capital of eastern Washington, Yakima is one of the hottest regions of the state. Cooling down in the air conditioned comfort of their house I picked up a book by Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto.…
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Jul
25

The Danger of Refusing to Suffer

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This subtitle from a book I recently read admittedly caught my attention.  Is this a statement from someone who is living in a fantasy world? Refusing to suffer—do I have a choice?    Terrible things happen in this world. I have a memory bank full of unexplainable tragedies. You likely have a long list as…
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