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Used to Be

I am almost tired of hearing the phrase “this used to be a very important city.” As we climb to the top of the Tel (high mound) at Megiddo we hear it. “Once this was a great city!” Archaeologists date...
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The Importance of the Guide

Our bus broke down during our visit to the aqueduct at Caesarea Maritime. While we marvelled at the 10 mile long construction that provided water for the Roman city of 125,000 and unfailingly drops on...

The Moment to Change

When the doctor says, “It would help your blood pressure and a few other things if you could lose some weight” I have to hold back the quip. “No problem! I’ve done it dozens of times.” Part of my inte...

New Life

I am in transition. In the spring of 2016 I leave a salaried role in the church to claim a re-developed life. My new reality will give me the freedom to give increased attention to: key relationships ...
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How Urgent is urgent?

Most of the BC folks straggled in last evening for the Future of Theological Education Consultation. The clock says 10 and the body says 7. As Brenda, Jim and (later) Janet gathered for a late supper ...

I’m Back

After a few months away on an extended study leave – and attempting to make some technical changes that did not pan out – I am back. Officially, I am now working with the General Council o...