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From Joshua Stewart | March 20, 2019

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Dear friends,  When I graduated from Princeton Seminary in May of 2005, the energy on campus was off the charts. Families and friends were gathering for all the usual graduation festivities, a couple close seminary friends were even getting married in the midst of it, and all my classmates...

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From Joshua Stewart | February 20, 2019

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Dear friends,  As a lifelong Presbyterian who is now a father of 3-year-old twins, I’m learning to appreciate a certain amount of noise and unrest from young children in a worship service. Noisy babies and fidgety toddlers are signs of life and vitality, and I think it’s a sign...

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From Joshua Stewart | February 6, 2019

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Dear friends,  From a prison cell, God speaks to the prophet Jeremiah.  While his city is being defeated by the Babylonians, Jeremiah hears:   “Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your...

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From Joshua Stewart | January 16, 2019

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Dear friends,  “Life is a journey, not a guided tour” is something my good friend, Jim Koss, likes to remind me every once in a while. It’s a challenging thing to hear when you think about it. Because when I’m honest, my default is to prefer the guided...

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From Joshua Stewart | December 19, 2018

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Dear friends,  Recently, Annie and I decided to load up our twins in the car and take a little family trip to the Dallas Aquarium. As you can imagine, road trips with 3-year-olds can be tricky. Well, Super-Mom-Annie packed a bag full of toys and crayons, and we were on our way. Midway...

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From Joshua Stewart | November 7, 2018

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Dear friends,   I must confess that though I love all the major sports, I love basketball the most (well, next to ping pong). Recently, I read a story about Red Auerbach, the famous hall of fame basketball coach of the Boston Celtics. Auerbach was quite a character. In their winningest...

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From Joshua Stewart | October 3, 2018

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Dear friends, This Sunday, we celebrate World Communion Sunday.  It’s one of my favorite Sundays of the year as Christians all over the globe will celebrate the Lord’s Supper and remember that together, despite our differences, we are all the body of Christ.  In my office...

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From Joshua Stewart | September 12, 2018

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Dear friends,  This Fall, our Wednesday night High School Bible Study group is reading various Bible stories alongside Bob Goff’s new book, Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People.  The premise of the book is that disciples of Jesus...

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From Joshua Stewart | August 15, 2018

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Dear friends, A few months ago, our daughter Sippi was pouring her glass of juice onto her plate of food at the dinner table.  Eventually, I had to confiscate the glass from her.  She immediately jumped out of her chair with a blended look of anger, hysteria, and rage!  Her twin...

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From Joshua Stewart | July 18, 2018

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Dear friends, I tend to read much more prose than poetry, so while on Study Leave earlier this month I took some time to read some poetry.  I am always caught off guard by the power of a good poem.  Good poems demand to be read slowly.  They force you to walk with the words and...

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