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2000-2008 Writings

Here is some of what I wrote after seminary, but before the Doctor of Ministry program.

  • 2005 Web Writings
  • 2006 Web Writings
  • 2007 Web Writings
  • 2007-11-21 Soul of a Pastor 1
  • 2008 Web Writings
  • 2008-2-15 Soul of a Pastor 2
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    2005 Web Writings

    Some Blogging from 2005 I blogged a bit in 2005, and here are some blog entries from way back then: January 3, 2005 (blog entry) The Bible begins with a poem of creation. I am not as concerned with the details of Genesis 1-11 as science or history — How long is a day to …

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    2006 Web Writings

    Some Blogging from 2006 I blogged some in 2006, and here are some blog entries from back then: January 1, 2006 (blog) The Name of Jesus I am once again using the prayer books, For All the Saints, for my daily devotions. I got the set in seminary when I had a stipend for books- …

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    2007 Web Writings

    Web Writings from 2007 Here is some of what I blogged about in 2007: January 5, 2007 The discussion with Jim Wilson continues.  Jim wrote: The problem is, there are so many perspectives and portraits of Jesus, the Gospels, and the Bible as a whole – from different cultural perspectives, philosophies and understanding of historical …

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    2007-11-21 Soul of a Pastor 1

    The Soul of a Pastor, part 1 Blog entry November 21, 2007 I begin, or continue, a project of reflection on pastoral identity.  The pastoral vocation has gone from being the most healthy vocation in the US in the 1950s, to being one of the most unhealthy vocations today.  Burnout rates are high, pastors are …

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    2008 Web Writings

    Web Writings from 2008 Here are some things I wrote online in 2008: January 2, 2008 blog entry With the Golden Compass movie in theatres to fairly poor reviews (I’ll wait for Netflix, if ever) and attacks from Christendom, here is a paragraph I wrote in November of 2006 about Pullman’s trilogy: I often listen …

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    2008-2-15 Soul of a Pastor 2

    Soul of a Pastor, part 2 With the blessing of our church council, I am applying to Doctor of Ministry programs.  The D. Min. is basically a three year program, with a few weeks per year of intensive courses on site, and online course work throughout the rest of the year.  It is a degree …

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