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    Equality feels like oppression when all you’ve known is privilege*

    Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Stronger Together

    Is It Paul or Dr. King?

    A New Age is Dawning




    Challenged for a Lifetime

    Timeless Presence

    Israel, Jordan and Virtues

    Wilderness Faith

    Five Keys to Success

    A Time for Hope

    Symbols of the Season

    The Season of Anticipation in a Time of Wonder

    The Season of Anticipation in a Time of Remembrance

    The Season of Anticipation in a Time of Unrest

    The Season of Anticipation in a Time of Joy

    The Season of Anticipation in a Time of Retreat

    The Season of Anticipation in a Time of Gentleness

    The Season of Anticipation

    Becoming the Feet: The Relationship of Incarnation and Solidarity

    Walking with the Dead

    Should I Stay or Should I Go?  My Outset on El Camino, and Wrestling with Uncertainty

    The Book of Enoch and Its Importance to Anyone Interested in Biblical History

    Capstone, Milestone, and Concrete Ministry—The Culmination of a Master of Divinity Degree

    The Entreatment of Christ

    Northeastern Seminary Women’s Retreat Reflection: Part 2

    Northeastern Seminary Women’s Retreat Reflection: Part 1

    Shalom Challenged—A Path Forward

    Shalom Challenged—A Head-on View

    Shalom Challenged—What Happened to the Redemptive Struggle?

    Meditation on a Theme from Wesley and St. Paul

    Mary’s Expectation

    A Voice Crying

    It’s Time for a Messiah

    Altering Expectations

    Welcome to Wonder

    Emmanuel ... Again

    For Righteousness in Our Neighborhoods

    God’s Expressions of Hope

    Prayerful Reading

    Surrendering My Brokenness at the Table

    God’s Transformative Gift

    Being Military Friendly is Just the Order of the Day

    A Glitch in God’s Intentions?

    Vulnerability Re-Imagined

    Cultivating Ministries that Learn From Individuals Living with Disabilities

    In Context, In Israel: Explore, Learn, Grow

    Holy Land 2016: Musing on a Theology of Place

    Violence Against Women: Theological Reflection and Response

    Violence Against Women: There is Much Work to be Done, Beginning with the Church

    The politics of addressing domestic violence in our churches

    Failing to address sexual abuse of teens in our churches

    Embracing my Genuine Spiritual Identity

    Help us, Lord

    The Gospel and the Kingdom: Esau McCaulley’s Talk for the Rochester Preaching Conference

    Herod as Pharaoh?

    To Thrive In A Foreign Land: The Faithful Service of Northeastern Seminary Students and Alumni

    Hosanna: A Shout of Praise or Cry for Deliverance? ..

    All the Resources You Need To Take Action Against Modern-day Slavery—You and Your Sphere Of Influence

    Hope is Alive Through Christlikeness

    Sabbath-Keeping: Practicing Openness

    An Advent Meditation

    Advent Reflection: Holy Intervention

    Sabbath-Keeping: So We Can Look For God

    Second Saturday of Advent: Faithful living in an age of panic

    Second Friday of Advent: Coming to terms with change

    Second Thursday of Advent: Faith and politics in Advent

    Second Wednesday of Advent: God's cleansing fire

    Second Tuesday of Advent: God’s alien deed

    Second Monday of Advent: Discerning the times

    Second Sunday of Advent: A harvest of disappointment

    Sabbath-Keeping: An Intentional Endeavor

    The Writer's Calling: A Seminary Student's Reflections

    Doing Something About Violence Against Women and Girls

    Youth Ministry: Rollercoasters and Practicing Theology

    No Longer Jew or Gentile: Does Paul Reject Cultural Identity?

    Multi-cultural Ministry: Unity in Diversity

    The Cross and Gendercide: A Theological Response to Global Violence Against Women and Girls

    Preaching God's Grace

    Looking for the Resurrection from the Dead, Life of the World to Come

    Our Struggles—Danger, Punishment, Reward

    A Call to Repentance

    Growth in the Night Times of Life

    The Doctor of Ministry Program Was Like a Rocket Boost

    Two Ways to Make Time for a D.Min. Degree

    5 Ways My D.Min. Research Added Value to My Ministry

    Experiencing the Hol(istic) Package in a Doctor of Ministry Degree

    The Value of a Backstory in Team Building

    10 (or 11) Must-have Qualities for a Student Leader

    That Just Seems Crazy To Me

    He Comes Down from Heaven

    Christmas Response

    Swimming In Words, Then Wrapped In Warm Wisdom

    The Longing of the Wait

    Holy Intervention

    The Gift of the Word

    Free, Inordinate Gift

    Immanuel, God With Us

    Preparing for the Baby

    God Is With Us


    Magnificat: Meditation on The Annunciation (Luke 1:26-55)

    Contented Godliness

    Ordered Steps

    The Changing Face of Higher Education ... Seminary Included!

    4 Pastorates, One Congregation: Learnings of a Long-tenured Pastor

    Re-orienting Prayer

    Eschatology and Ecofeminist Theology: The Challenge of Preaching the "New Creation" in a Time of Environmental Crisis

    The Cosmos or the Kingdom—Can the Church Be a Bridge?

    The Earth is Full of Holy Glory

    Compassion and Neuroscience—Sister, Can You Spare a Dollar?

    5 Things I Learned from my Youth Pastors

    Spiritual Formation for Teens is More Than Camp

    Questions About a Certain "Brand" of Student in Youth Ministry

    5 Back-to-school Tips for Youth Ministry - It's the Most Wonderful Time

    Talking to Christian Teens About Sex

    What Does Our Identity Crisis Have to Do With Sex

    What Scripture Says About Sex

    Going Deeper in Youth Ministry

    Church Renewal - What, Where, When and How

    Bringing Comfort and Peace Through Hospice

    Top 3 Things I Learned at Northeastern Seminary

    Rooted in Faith, Wrapped in Fun - Reforming Children's Ministry

    Recovery Ministries: A Place of Trust and Safety

    The Role of the Church When Faced With Victims of Violence?

    Poor Health—The New Vice, or Sin, or Crime?

    Stop the Language of Violence

    Prepared to Be a Pastor?

    Growing Oaks from Seeds

    Choosing a Good Ministry Placement

    Don't Lose the Mission Behind Missional (Part II)

    Don't Lose the Mission Behind Missional (Part I)

    Being Culturally and Biblically Literate

    The Celebrated Peasant-King

    "I Do!"

    Beyond Disability Awareness: 4 Ways to Equip Your Church to Serve

    Why Spiritual Formation is Important in Seminary [Part Three]

    An Equipping Model of Ministry

    Church Response to People with Disabilities: 3 Approaches

    3 Reasons to Pursue your M.Div. at an Upstate NY Seminary

    Misconceptions About Clergy and Laity

    Is Seminary For You? 3 Things to Consider

    Why Spiritual Formation is Important in Seminary [Part Two]

    Like Walking on Water: A Christmas Poem by a Seminary Graduate

    The Benefits of Test-Driving Ministry through Field Education

    Why Spiritual Formation is Important in Seminary

    Start the New Year, Start Seminary: 7 Reasons to Start in January

    Rural Ministry: Rewards and Challenges

    What's It Like to Be a Chaplain?

    Baby Boomers Going to Seminary

    7 Reasons to Consider a Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

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