VanDuivendyk: Working with Instead of Against Grief

Tim P. VanDuivendyk [1]. 2006. The Unwanted Gift of Grief:  A Ministry Approach.  New York:  Haworth Press Inc. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra Do you give grieving people permission to grieve?  Or do you try to sweep grief under the rug? In his book, The Unwanted Gift of Grief, chaplain Tim P. VanDuivendyk advises us […]

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A Christian Guide to Spirituality Now Available!

A Christian Guide to Spirituality is now available (in the U.S.) on Amazon.com.  It is also available on CreateSpace’s eStore [1]. I would encourage you to visit the T2Pneuma Publishers LLC website (Link) where Leader and Media Guides are available.  You can also navigate there by selecting the Publisher menu above. Below is a brief […]

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2 Corinthians 4: Jars of Clay

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. […]

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2 Corintios 4: Vasijas de Barro

No acumulen para sí tesoros en la tierra, donde la polilla y el óxido destruyen, y donde los ladrones se meten a robar.  Más bien, acumulen para sí tesoros en el cielo, donde ni la polilla ni el óxido carcomen, ni los ladrones se meten a robar. Porque donde esté tu tesoro, allí estará también […]

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Parks: Mentoring to Make a Difference

Sharon Daloz Parks. 2000. Big Questions, Worthy Dreams: Mentoring Young Adults in Their Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Faith.  New York:  John Wiley & Sons. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra As the father of three 20-somethings, I have frequently been torn between repressed anger, guilt, and a feeling of total inadequacy as a parent. Thanks […]

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Dyck: Stop Mistaking a Tiger for a Pussy-cat

Drew Nathan Dyck [1]. 2014. Yawning at Tigers: You Can’t Tame God, So Stop Trying. Nashville: Thomas Nelson. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra Economists, who work in the world on worldly matters, often chide at the anti-intellectual attitude that often limits objective problem solving.  This is not a new problem.  Writing in 1936 in the middle […]

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2 Corinthians 3: Lifting the Veil

And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh, that they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. And they shall be my people, and I will […]

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2 Corintios 3: Levantamiento del Velo

Yo les daré un corazón íntegro, y pondré en ellos un espíritu renovado. Les arrancaré el corazón de piedra que ahora tienen, y pondré en ellos un corazón de carne, para que cumplan mis decretos y pongan en práctica mis leyes. Entonces ellos serán mi pueblo, y yo seré su Dios. (Ezequiel 11:19-20 NVI) By […]

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