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A True(tt) Baptist

{The following article, in a slightly edited and shortened version, appears in the June issue of Word&Way, the historic journal for Missouri Baptists. I enjoyed working on this article and appreciate Editor Brian Kaylor using in the Word&Way.) Later this … Continue reading

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A Book Not Written

There is no date on any of the pages, but recently I ran across the outline for a book that at one point I had hoped to write. The tentative title was An Apology for Christian Mission in the Modern … Continue reading

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“The Post-American”

After nearly five years in Japan, my family and I came back to the U.S. in 1971 for a year’s furlough from our missionary work there. During those years I had been a full-time faculty member at Seinan Gakuin University … Continue reading

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Following the Plough

Although I grew up as a Worth County, Missouri, farm boy and worked many hours in the fields on most summer days during my early-teen years, I never did plow with a horse or a mule. My father and especially … Continue reading

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Agreeing with Malcolm X

This morning [June 21, 2016]I saw this on Sojo.net’s “Voice of the Day”: “I’ve had enough of someone else’s propaganda. I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it’s for or against. I’m a … Continue reading

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Finished reading “Peace Is the Way”

April 21, 2016 Finished reading Peace Is the Way: Writings on Nonviolence from the Fellowship of Reconciliation (2000), edited by Walter Wink. The 55th, and last, chapter is “The Global Spread of Active Nonviolence” by Richard Deats, who was the editor … Continue reading

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“God is not in a hurry”

April 20, 2016 Have been reading The Meaning of Faith (1917) by Harry Emerson Fosdick. In the section I read this morning, Fosdick remarked that “the eternal purpose is not timed by our small clocks” so “we have to confess … Continue reading

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