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How Timothy Relates to Paul’s Message for Ephesus: Part 2

How Timothy Relates to Paul’s Message for Ephesus: We are left to draw certain ambiguous conclusions to painted pictures in the interrelational dialogue between Timothy and Paul in the letters to Timothy. In one fashion, it is very much a … Continue reading

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Timothy as Young Protege: Part 1

Timothy: As Young Protégé: “But as for you [Paul writes to Timothy] continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy … Continue reading

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The Gospel and Suffering

Professor John Swinton (University of Aberdeen), offers  a plausible view on theodicy. “Our focus shouldn’t rest then on “why” evil exists, instead – relying heavily on Hauerwas here – “how can we build communities that absorb suffering and enable faithful living … Continue reading

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A City of Bathhouses and Fertility

A modern reflection on the history and dynamics of Ephesus is a walk into any major city in an occidental country. Overcrowding, economic prosperity, new thoughts and ideas, poverty, witchcraft and a new age philosophy all made Ephesus ripe for … Continue reading

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Reflections on The Message

This is my dissertation summary from my Masters Thesis at the University of Aberdeen. “PRACTICE THESE THINGS:” Why First Timothy Informs Theology in Domestic Settings SUMMARY To ask about ethics and the doctrine of God is to ask about the … Continue reading

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Home in the States

Dear Friends, We started back up the blog this fall and let you know that our family has arrived safely back in the United States after a wonderful year in Aberdeen, Scotland. Nathan did achieve his goal of obtaining his … Continue reading

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Jesus!!!!

Spring in Scotland is simply beautiful.  As for Floridians we all love watching the miracle of life being reborn in nature all around us daily. The most amazing site is to behold the baby lambs frolicking with each other and … Continue reading

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Celebrating Christ

Let the crafts begin, painting sleds, baking cookies, advent, ornaments for the tree The girls brought christmas cheer and music to Ms. Evelyn- notice the roaring fire. Not a great photo but an awesome day at church.  The youth sang … Continue reading

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Snow, Snow, Snow

Tiarnan is sledding with her dolls in front of our cottage Ellie looks so tiny, we are sledding on our one way road Sledging here is a video of Ellie sledding After teaching youth group on Sunday we headed out … Continue reading

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Our Trip Home

The girls and I headed home for a fast two week trip.  We arrived home on the night of November the 17th and celebrated Shanley’s 13 birthday the next day with my parents and some of her closest friend’s Chloe … Continue reading

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