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That would Ted do?

Conversations with a best friend newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer led to me back this morning to Ted Gill, whose obituary we republish here.

Why? Because my friend, like Ted Gill, served as president of an institution of theological education, participated in the civil rights movement, and is finding fresh meaning in the communion of saints, that strange article of the Christian creed that connects the living and the dead as we have never been gathered in time. 1,386 more words

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Welcome Back! And falling in Love with London again...

Portovenere, Italy. All Photos Courtesy of NHYM. 2017.

I just wanted to write a quick note to say Hello and Welcome Back! I took the summer off from writing and promoting my book, … 545 more words

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An Absence of Humility

153 Evangelical leaders convened recently in Nashville under the auspices of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Biblical Womanhood and issued a statement on sexuality. Signers include some of the most prominent and influential leaders in the Evangelical family: James Dobson, Richard Land, James Robinson, Tony Perkins. 456 more words

Hold To The Good

The Dreamers' Psalm

Steve Shoemaker’s poetry reminded Views from the Edge readers that there is “A Song for Each Kind of Day” .

On an ordinary day, today’s assigned reading from… 133 more words

When the news goes away

Days away from internet access brings a calmer reflection. Being in touch isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Out of touch with bad news is relief to the body. 223 more words

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Who is Joe Arpaio?

This is the convicted former sheriff President Trump has pardoned before he served a day of time.

The president just thumbed his nose at the rule of law under the constitution he swore to protect. 29 more words

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Grandpa, are we safe?

Grandpa and Elijah are talking while pictures of Hurricane Harvey are disturbing 14-week old Elijah.

“Grandpa, are we safe? Are we in Houston?”

“No, Elijah. Not to worry. 219 more words

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