Martin B. Copenhaver is president of Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, Massachusetts.
Gratitude takes practice
The psalmist doesn't tell us to be thankful, but rather to offer thanks. Offer thanks. Bless God's name—even if you don't feel like it.
Meeting with Sing Sing seminarians
In the context of a seminary class behind bars, Jesus' question to Simon is a probing and challenging one.
Read this first
Reinhold Niebuhr was 23 years old when he began this journal of his experience as the pastor of a blue-collar church in Detroit. Pastors will be reassured to read how even the great Niebuhr struggles with the pastoral role.
Reflections on a long pastorate
I have pastored the same church for 18 years. That's not exactly a towering pinnacle, but it does provide some interesting views.
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