Gibson: Preach God’s Word in Season and Out

Scott M. Gibson. 2001. Preaching for Special Services. Grand Rapids: Baker Books. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra One of the more perplexing challenges that pastors face is always being on call. Recently, the pastor on duty at a luncheon I attend got caught up in traffic; I found myself presented with an unexpected mic. For […]

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T2Pneuma Releases “Life in Tension” in Paperback and Kindle

T2Pneuma Releases “Life in Tension” in Paperback and Kindle. CONTACT: Stephen W. Hiemstra, author, T2Pneuma Publishers LLC (T2Pneuma.com), Centreville, VA 703-973-8898 (M), T2Pneuma@gmail.com CENTREVILLE, VA, 8/27/2016: Life in Tension: Reflections on the Beatitudes by Stephen W. Hiemstra is now available in both paperback (978–1942199045) and Kindle (978-1942199052; ASIN: B01KW0ICY8) on Amazon.com according to T2Pneuma Publishers […]

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Trust, but Verify

“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” (Matt 10:16) Trust, but Verify [1] By Stephen W. Hiemstra My experience as an intern in Western Europe Branch in 1979 led me to aspire to a career as a European analyst. During […]

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Covey Teaches Good Habits

Stephen R. Covey.[1] 1989. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic. New York: Simon and Schuster; Fireside Book. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra So much of the time, we want God to solve our problems and to clean up our messes that we should be working on ourselves. Working as a […]

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42. Prayers of a Life in Tension by Stephen W. Hiemstra

Lord Most High, Forgive us for sins known and unknown, transgressions flaunted, and iniquities seen and unseen. Give us penitent hearts that repent and make amends seeking justice, not just quiet absolution. Transform our lives, Oh Lord, that we might become fit stewards of grace. Let us put on the full righteousness of Christ as knights suiting up […]

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Boundaries

“And you shall not go up by steps to my altar, that your nakedness be not exposed on it.” (Exod 20:26 ESV) Boundaries By Stephen W. Hiemstra Early in January 1983, I finished the last interviews that I had planned for my dissertation project, which had kept me busy for the previous six months. My […]

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Hickman Explains God’s Presence

Dave Hickman. 2016. Closer than Close: Awakening to the Freedom of Your Union with Christ. Colorado Springs: NavPress. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra Since I graduated from seminary in October 2013, I have spent increasing time working as an author alone. In my early seminary years, I was working as an economist full-time and traveling […]

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