Dr. Jim Denison

How I resolved one of the great mysteries of the Christian faith

I learned recently that Bert Dominy had passed away. Dr. Dominy was my systematic theology professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in the fall of 1980. His was the first course I took in my seminary career. In our first class, he made a statement I have not forgotten: every significant doctrine of the Christian …

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The surprising path to significance: Some reflections on “Out of Solitude” by Henri Nouwen

A 1997 silent retreat at a Jesuit retreat center in Atlanta was transforming for me. In those two days, the Holy Spirit impressed on me in a new and powerful way the fact of my Father’s unconditional love for me. Like many pastors, my self-esteem was largely centered in my ministerial performance. When our church …

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