Every Town Needs a Church

I sometimes joke with people that I grew up in a small town on Long Island. Our town was small by Long Island standards with about 50,000 people. Not quite what most people would consider a small town! My love for small towns began with visits to my grandparents’ small town of Arlington, Vermont. Norman […]
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David, Bathsheba, and Me

Recently, in my daily Bible reading, I read the account of David’s adultery with Bathsheba. Every pastor especially and every Christian should read this account often as a reminder of the danger of sexual sin and the consequences of yielding to its temptation. I would like to share in this article some observations on this […]
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Pine Beetles, Islam, and Village Missions

After a few years in Red Feather, we began to notice that several of the Ponderosa and Lodgepole Pines were dying. We learned that there was an infestation of the Mountain Pine Beetle. By the time the needles of a tree turn brown, it is too late to save the tree. For several seasons, the […]
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A Shepherd is Not a Wimp

A real shepherd Rural pastors today face an identity crisis. Feeling that God has called them to be shepherds, almost everything they read and hear tells them the concept of pastor as shepherd is old-fashioned at best and harmful at worst. What’s a shepherd to do when his calling is called into question?For example, I […]
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