Jim Tonkowich is a scholar at the Institute on Religion & Democracy in Washington, D.C. He holds a degree in philosophy from Bates College and both a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Jim is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He and his wife attend McLean Presbyterian Church in McLean, Va.
Why do we need patience in an instant world where most things we consider desirable are available without waiting?
The cross is not a magic wand.
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I pray that one day my friends will say, "Thank you for being such a Rat."
The only way to enjoy even a weed is to feel unworthy even of a weed.
Our relationship with it goes deep.
I was having enough trouble trying to have one "quiet time" each day and now I wanted to have five. Strangely, I've found five easier than one.
Why do I suffer? To find some answers, we look back to the 14th century.
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