How to think about what is right.

( First published April 11, 2016) In one of his letters, Paul tells the readers to think about things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy. It’s a nice list. But many of us struggle with application. I want to suggest that when Paul talks about focusing on what is right, […]

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The Galatians.

“The destination of Galatians is one of the best known and most intractable problems in NT introduction. ,,, Why is there so much disagreement over this issue? Very simply, it is because the location of the Christians that Paul addresses in the letter is unclear, and no other NT text settles the matter.” Douglas Moo, […]

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Strategic use of personal titles.

When I make a presentation, I think about how I describe myself. I have several titles to choose from (Mr, Rev, Dr, Chaplain, Professor, Pastor, Doofus). The one I pick can set the tone for the rest of the conversation. For example, when I am calling the family member of a person who has just […]

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Five years, five years later.

(I first published this over five years ago, on June 24, 2010. Did any of you take my advice then? What if we started now?) “What do you want to be true of you as a leader in five years?  What do you want your wife to say about you as a church leader? What […]

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