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On Being a Pastor for 30 Years

Posted by Scott Boerckel on

Today, I have been a pastor for exactly 30 years. (written June 22, 2016) I have a profound sense of joy. Joy at the privilege of being a preacher of the Gospel and God’s Word. Joy at how I have seen the Lord hold fast on to me, when dangers, toils, and snares were within me and all...

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Refining the Focus of Our Church

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I once had a friend explain to me how he became lost while driving. He said that he did not know how to get to where he was going. He noticed that there was a car ahead of him that "looked like it knew where it was going." So, he followed it! Needless to say, following that car caused my friend...

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Your Child and Sports

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I love sports. Like most parents, I wanted my children to enjoy sports too. Given our society’s focus on sports, I thought that it might be appropriate to share some lessons that Carol and I learned about having a godly family and being a sports family. Some of our lessons were learned by...

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The Brave New World of Equality

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It should not be news that the outcomes of success for children do in fact depend a lot on the family. However, one sociologist that has been studying this has come to some startling conclusions. Adam Swift, who has taught at such prestigious institutions as Harvard, MIT, and Wisconsin-Madison...

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Eschatology: The Lost Princess in the Queen of Sciences

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Today’s universities derive from the monastic institutions and cathedral schools of Western Europe.  The academic regalia, which look out of place today, recall those roots in the Middle Ages.  At the time of the founding of such institutions of higher learning, universities...

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