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Do YOU domesticate the Bible?

Walter Brueggeman is one of my favorite scholar-authors. His love of the Bible comes through in everything he writes. He is also prophetic. Brueggemann doesn’t let anyone get away with taking the Bible lightly (as just another work of ancient literature, for example) or too seriously (as an object of…

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If these walls could talk

We are building a new house! We have a great builder. He told us that sometimes people like to write verses from the Bible on headers or posts before the sheetrock is installed. Well, the sheetrock is being installed this week, so Susan and I went early this week with…

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What’s In A Name?

  You might be interested in knowing why I named this ministry “Great Bible Teachers.” Here is how that happened. Chad Hall is a good friend and a masterful coach. As I was struggling with this nudge of doing “something” to strengthen the teaching ministry of the Church, Chad invited…

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Charting the pilgrimage

  One method of teaching that I like to do from time to time is a pilgrimage question. For example, recently, my lesson was on the Church. I asked class members to put a dot on one end of their paper that represented their birthdate, then another dot at the…

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A Minister’s Funeral

Recently, I attended the funeral of the Rev. Russ Ames. I first met Russ when I was asked to serve on his ordination council – almost exactly a year ago. He was in very bad health at the time, as he had been for several years. As a matter of…

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