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  • Victims, Gay and Straight, Children and Youths – Don’t be the “Older Brother”

    This has been a strange week of horrific tragedies in Orlando, Florida. As if to confirm the superstition that “bad things happen in threes,” first there was the senseless murder of Christian...

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  • Can Christians Call God Allah?

    “[Christians and Muslims] worship the same God.” These words on a Facebook post by a Wheaton College professor, Larycia Hawkins, whose main aim appears to have been a demonstration of...

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  • What Can White Suburban Church Do About Racial Disparities?

    Recently, the seminary held a seminar entitled: From Protest to Process: Law Enforcement, Race, and Trauma--How Can the Church Become a Healing Community? It was a wonderful time of...

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  • 5 Lessons from Middle Eastern Christians

    Recently I travelled to Amman, Jordan to meet with Christians involved in bringing Scripture-engaged trauma healing curriculum to their communities. Participants represented the countries of...

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  • Ending the Muslims? The History of an Idea

    In my last blog, I talked about my recently published book, Twenty Questions That Shaped World Christian History. Taking our cue from the way that Jesus taught his disciples, this book queries...

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  • The Day the World Was Divided in Half

    In my last blog, I talked about my recently published book, Twenty Questions That Shaped World Christian History. Taking our cue from the way that Jesus taught his disciples, this book queries...

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  • Confusing Christendom for Christ?

    Not long ago Dr. Diane Langberg (clinical adjunct faculty at BTS) gave a twenty minute challenge to her audience about the dangers of confusing culture and Christendom with Christ....

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  • The Great Migration & the Christian Identity

    I found the photo below in the Oct 19, 2015 issue of Time, which covered the movement of some 60 million refugees on the move worldwide right now. I found this photo and others in the magazine...

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  • Missional Is Intercultural

    I just moved. I am getting to know my neighbors, introducing myself and asking questions to them. They do not show their interest in me. Maybe, they are not ready to speak with a foreign...

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  • The Blessing of Numbers

    Don’t you feel bad for the book of Numbers? Seriously, the fourth book of the Bible gets no respect. I think the primary reason the book gets ignored is its name. Who wants to read about...

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  • Should You Get A Doctorate in Counseling or Psychology?

    In recent weeks, I have had several students ask me about the pros/cons of doctoral programs in psychology. I would point those who know they want to attend a traditional clinical psychology...

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  • Things Forgotten: The Unexpected Experience of “Coming Home”

    During the summer of 2015, I had the opportunity to travel to Africa for the first time as part of Biblical Seminary’s Global Trauma Recovery Institute program. As the plane touched the Tarmac,...

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  • Are Not We ALL Resident Aliens?

    A couple of blog entries back, I wrote that a good translation must be faithful to the original and natural to the reader. That principle not only works for a written translation of a text,...

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  • 20 Questions That Shaped World Christian History

    A man living on a small but significant stretch of land in the Middle East was walking with a ragtag group of fellow Jews in what is now the Golan Heights. There, in the Roman city of Caesarea...

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  • Seminary And A New World for Mission

    Seminaries and other institutions of learning are seriously committed to...

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  • 4 Things That Can Derail Missional Leaders

    This post by Seth Richardson on the Missional Alliance web page caught...

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  • Calling Wrong “Wrong” is NOT Hate Speech

    I remember it to this day though it happened when I was maybe seven years...

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  • Kings, Kingdoms, and Cow Pastures

    I recently stood on the newly-uncovered floor of what had once been the...

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  • What Wet my Appetite for Seminary?

    My life story is full of ironies. One of them is that I very much disliked...

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  • How Seminaries Need to Respond to the Challenge of Globalization

    On June 3, 2015, the faculty of Biblical Seminary held their annual...

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