Dan Stringer

navigating the convergence of faith, culture and the common good

Category: spiritual formation

October 31, 2014

The one thing seminary will do for you

Say the word “seminary” and you might evoke strong opinions. To go or not to go? A worthwhile investment or a financial burden? Spiritually enriching or counterproductive? Is seminary an essential preparation step for pastors or has it become obsolete? Is XYZ seminary too liberal or too conservative?¬† These are today’s juicy questions about seminary....

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September 23, 2014

Shameless plug for an awesome book I’m in

In March of last year, Andy Campbell¬†asked me to write an essay for an upcoming book he was editing on faith and fatherhood featuring contributions from 40 Christian men under the age of 40. Saying yes was the easy part. Then came writing, editing, revising and re-writing. The process took a while, but I’m very...

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April 30, 2014

The TCK issue that won’t go away

Being a Third Culture Kid has its pros and cons. Pros: global travel, cross-cultural exposure, international awareness, and geographic adaptability. Cons: answering questions about where you’re from and determining where on the planet you belong. Indeed, TCK life is a mixed bag full of goodies. I remember first hearing “Third Culture Kid” terminology when I...

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February 21, 2014

My word for the year

How are those new year’s resolutions going? Sticking to that diet, budget, fitness or reading plan? I was supposed to get back to blogging at least once a month in 2014, which obviously didn’t happen in January. But that doesn’t mean I can’t dust myself off and give it another try. So here goes. Perspective....

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