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Posted in Jesus, Ministry on Jun 8th, 2008

                 two lepta (google image) I am fascinated by Jesus’ great reversals, i.e., the last shall be first, the greatest among you must be servant of all, and his declaration that “this poor widow” has given more money to the Temple treasure than all the rich together (Mark 12:43). JESUS WATCHED: Mark 12:41-42

Mark records an out-of-the-ordinary episode in Jesus’ fast-paced life and […]

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Posted in Friends, Ministry, Places on May 16th, 2008

Today I finish both the teaching assignments in Lutsk. I just finished the morning sessions at Fimiam (Incense) Church. I taught an introduction to and overview of each of the Gospels and Acts, and introduced the person of the Apostle Paul. The students are eager learners, all in some form of rehab. THey are amazingly […]

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Posted in Ministry, Places on May 11th, 2008

Today  is Mother’s Day in the U.S.A. and Ukraine has just celebrated “Victory Day” (May 9), commemorating the end of World War II. The TV here showed old war movies all day May 9. Speaking of TV, the first Narnia film was on Friday night and I counted 54 commercials between movie segments! 54! 
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Posted in Culture, Ministry, Places on May 7th, 2008

IT’S A UKRAINE TIME OF YEAR!  I leave tonight from Grand Rapids, MI and shuttle-jump to Detroit. I will fly through the night to Amsterdam and arrive in Kiev, Ukraine tomorrow at 4:45 p.m. (Ukraine time). I fly Northwest/KLM.

Maksim and Lena Rakovich will meet me at Borispol airport and I will spend the night with them. On Friday, […]

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Posted in Culture, Ministry, Theology on May 3rd, 2008

I copied this from Eugene Cho’s blog. 10 reasons why men should not be ordained for ministry 10. A man’s place is in the army. 9. The pastoral duties of men who have children might distract them from the responsibility of being a parent.

8. The physique of men indicates that they are more suited to such tasks as chopping […]

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Posted in Ministry, Theology on Apr 26th, 2008

The Bible died, was buried and rose again on the third day. While I was in the Detroit, MI area for the Annual Great Lakes Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church for the past few days, Julie and some friends attended the Good Friday service of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Grand Rapids, MI.

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