Monthly Archives: April 2011

Preaching Sunday evening in NJ

Over the past seven months I have had the honor of serving Preakness Valley United Reformed Church in Wayne, NJ as semi-regular pulpit supply.  These dear brothers and sisters have been without a pastor for over a year now.  I … Continue reading

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Diversity: An old, old wooden ship from the Civil-War era?

Can diversity be taken too far? I’ve recently felt myself becoming more comfortable with diversity in my study of the Old Testament. In the theological realm, for example, I’ve been appreciating the tension between different perspectives on evil and the … Continue reading

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Travelogue II: Escape to the Dark Continent

On Thursday, March 31, I departed around 8am from Philadelphia, bound for Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa. I flew Delta to their hub in Minneapolis; then KLM overnight to Amsterdam; and finally, the 12-hour, 6,000-mile flight the length of Africa … Continue reading

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Travelogue I: Winsome, Wooded Wisconsin

I realize that my bloggage output has been somewhat lethargic lately. Travels have kept me quite busy in the last month, and I hope to reward your attention with some mildly interesting accounts of my excursions to Minnesota, Wisconsin, Amsterdam … Continue reading

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Why (and what) medical insurance should be required?

Amidst all the controversy surrounding the budget confrontation between the Democrats in the Senate and Republicans in the House of Representatives, the Cato Institute hosted an event a few weeks ago to mark the first anniversary of the passage of … Continue reading

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Via Amsterdam

After 34 hours of travel, I have arrived safely in South Africa. I waas in the Netherlands for a total of foour hours yesterday (thus the straange doouble vowels). I have three observations about my experience in Schiphol Airport. First, … Continue reading

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