Give Us Our Daily Feed

“You are what you eat.” But what your brain consumes is just as important as what your body consumes. These days, much of what we consume is through media, both audio and video.

I’ve written before about the free audio education I received over eight years working in pharma while in seminary and grad school. I thought it would be interesting to share what’s in my podcast feed, and solicit suggestions for new audio food for thought. What do you listen to, and why?

Here’s what you’ll find on my phone on any given day: Continue reading

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Sermon: The Good Samarians

This is the audio (34:28, 31.9 MB) of a sermon delivered at First Presbyterian Church of Mount Holly, NJ on July 16 entitled, “The Good Samarians.” The primary text was 2 Chronicles 28:1-15, and the other readings were Luke 10:25-37 and Psalm 102:13-22. I was pleased to be able to share with the congregation that is sponsoring me for ordination. Corrie and I also sang one of her father’s songs, “I Will Wait.” Continue reading

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Resignation Letter

TO: Kirk Richter, Senior Manager of TMF Operations, ICON Clinical Research

Dear Kirk:

It is with regret that I must officially submit my resignation from ICON’s TMF Operations group after nearly two years. You and I discussed this decision months ago, so this comes as no surprise. As agreed, my resignation is effective July 14, 2017.

When I returned to ICON in July 2015 after a year abroad, I found my Global Leaver Questionnaire from the previous year on my U-drive. Here are some highlights: Continue reading

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Sermon: A Tale of Two Abijahs?

This is the audio (28:39, 26.2 MB) of a sermon delivered at First Presbyterian Church of Norristown on July 9 entitled, “A Tale of Two Kings.” The text is 2 Chronicles 13:1-14:1a. I was pleased to be able to give my friend, Pastor Peter Martin, a Sunday off on his birthday. Continue reading

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July Update

Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and support as we prepare to move to Europe. This is a quick update with some important information… Continue reading

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Links: 6 July 2017

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My sweet daughter turns four years old today! Here’s your recommended daily allowance of cuteness… Continue reading

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My Journey to Affirming the Ordination of Women (Part VIII)

There were at least three phases (overlapping) of my change of perspective on women’s ordination. Continue reading

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My Journey to Affirming the Ordination of Women (Part VII)

I now come to the biblical text that is often played as the trump card by complementarians when discussing the issue of women’s ordination–and I speak from personal experience, having played this card myself. Indeed, 1 Timothy 2:8-15 was the text that gave me the most pause when I reconsidered the issue; I felt that I could accept that other passages speaking of male leadership were culturally relative, but this passage seemed to be quite clear and rooted in the prelapsarian (“before the Fall into sin”) created order. Continue reading

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My Journey to Affirming the Ordination of Women (Part VI)

In the previous post in my series on women’s ordination, I promised to tackle what I consider to be the most significant NT texts concerning the issue: 1 Cor 11 and 14, and 1 Tim 2-3. These texts tend to dictate how the others are interpreted. Continue reading

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June Update

​Thank you for your prayers, encouragement and support as we prepare to move to Europe. This update is somewhat shorter than our previous updates, but with more specific details as our transition comes into clearer focus… Continue reading

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