"You have not truly lived or progressed if you only follow the path that is already laid. You must also pave the way that has yet to be established." - Joe Stinson
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Dr. Charles van Engen teaching on a theology of multi-ethnic ministry in my doctor if ministry class.
Whenever our agenda is protecting the Gospel, we decline. Whenever our agenda is proclaiming the Gospel, we grow.
Just received a new book for which I wrote the forward. Elders Lead a Healthy Family: Shared Leadership for a Vibrant Church by J. R. Miller. Fresh off the press. Read it. Discuss it. Put it to work.
Attending a conference at the Overseas Mission Study Center in New Haven, CT. Learning about the crisis and opportunity for Ministry among refugees.
Headed to New Haven, Connecticut for the annual meeting of OMSC near Yale Divinity School.
I visited McIntosh family heritage sites in Georgia last week A picture of my great, great, great grandfather shows him in his Scottish dress about 1823.
Participating in a doctoral defense today for Ken Garrette at Western Seminary, Portland, OR.
Headed to Atlanta to tour the historical sites of the McIntosh family. Captain John McIntosh came to the Georgia colony about 1742 to protect it from the Spanish in Florida. His son, William McIntosh, married a Native American princess named Senoya, of the Muscogee Creek Nation. The family lived there until 1828 when they moved to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. Traveling with my son and grandson. Should be fun
From May 7-18, 2018 I will be teaching a new doctor of ministry cohort on Growing and Multiplying Churches. If you know of anyone who may be interested in studying with me, please encourage them to apply at www.talbot.edu/DMin as soon as possible. -Gary McIntosh