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Visiting the HMS Victory

We left Ireland and moved to the English coast south of London – Southampton. Our first visit as a group was to Portsmouth to see the HMS Victory and the memorials to its vice admiral, Lord Nelson. Portsmouth is an … Continue reading

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Celtic Christianity

Ireland is a beautiful country – green, lush, rolling hills and beautiful farms aplenty. One of our primary purposes in coming to Ireland and England was to get a sense of the nature of the Christian church in the region … Continue reading

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Juniors Abroad: Ireland

On Saturday, April 30, we graduated our 124th class of undergraduate students. It was one of the best days of the year, with sunshine and moderate temperatures. Becky Ankeny, superintendent of the Northwest Yearly Meeting, inaugurated the beginning of our 125th anniversary … Continue reading

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Exemplifying ‘Be Known’

This past week I was visiting with a good friend of mine whose wife has a serious form of cancer. If you have cancer, all forms are serious and this one appears to be particularly virulent. In our conversation together … Continue reading

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Home Safe

As a parent, one of the things you always ask your children to do is to check in with you when they are away. I know there were times my own children misunderstood the reason for the request. In their … Continue reading

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Regardless of Cultural Trends, Christ is at Center of Christmas

Our increasingly secular culture has a difficult time finding a way to recognize important Christian celebrations. This seems to be particularly true in the Northwest. When our daughter Rebekah was in high school, she sang in the Newberg High School … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Family Weekend

This past weekend was Family Weekend at George Fox University, and it is one of the most enjoyable times of the year for me. Parents reconnect and renew relationships with their students and I do my best to stay out … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Memorials

And with your final heartbeat Kiss the world goodbye Then go in peace, and laugh on glory’s side…and Fly to Jesus Fly to Jesus Fly to Jesus and live! – Chris Rice My assistant of more than 15 years, Melissa … Continue reading

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Daring Greatly

“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong person stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man or woman who is actually in … Continue reading

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Beyond the Courts and Playing Fields

It’s Thursday in Grand Rapids, Mich., and I have the privilege of spending some time with the undefeated George Fox University women’s basketball team. We are one of four teams who have hopes of a national championship in 2015. This … Continue reading

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