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Scott DeVries

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  • Thanks for the comments David! 

    I agree that thinking of committees as "small groups" is very helpful - sets a tone of being there for edification (of self and others) rather than for...

  • Thanks Dave - great reflection. I have had very similar feelings since leaving the role of regular preaching.

    Another part of it for me has been the realization that one of the "unfortunate...

  • Thanks Diane! What a great reflection.

  • Liberty

  • Before seminary I was doing ministry in a non-denominational, organic, young and hip group with zero budget and no ties to a building. I was living the dream that a lot of anti-seminary, anti-...

  • Thank you Karen! I agree with the article and the comments so far!

    Two further thoughts... 

    1. What does it communicate when this is assumed to be information for pastors? How about...

  • Thank you for writing this Mary. I was at a government sponsored conference in Detroit that day and there were people there who had loved ones in the Pentagon - probably some in NYC too. I often...

  • I've found that it has helped some people when I point out that theology (literally "God-Words") is simply the choices we make when trying to communicate about our God. We are well aware that the...

  • I imagine the disease factored in a lot. But mostly he talked about how his son, Kent, had gone to Israel to study Hebrew and Ed was inspired by his son's passion. Dr. Williams gave Ed an...

  • Thanks for sharing this Mark. Ed took (re-took, really) Hebrew with me and others at CTS in 2004 - not so long after he had been diagnosed with ALS.