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Scott Hoezee

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Wonders

Growing up in the CRC there were certain hymns we'd sing from the old blue Psalter Hymnal that contained lines that always stuck with me.   The lines in question were not necessarily memory-worthy on account of their spiritual comfort so…
Calvin Theological Seminary
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Attention Epistemology

My family and I just spent our annual first full weekend at a small cottage we have about an hour north of Grand Rapids.  It's nothing fancy but gets us out of our usual environment and more overtly out into…
Calvin Theological Seminary
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Not Compatible with Life?

The past six days are to me a blur, and the ordinary way of remembering days past seems not to apply.  Anyone reading this who has passed through the days of death and parting from a loved one knows what…
Calvin Theological Seminary
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What’s a Preacher To Do?

It's difficult for me to believe that it's been now close to 8 years since I left my last congregation as pastor and weekly preacher.   I like to think that my ability to draw on nearly 16 years' worth of…
Calvin Theological Seminary
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Inevitable Surprises

On Easter Monday I caught the first 20 minutes of The Diane Rhem Show on NPR in which Diane was interviewing the Pulitizer Prize-winning novelist Elizabeth Strout.  This reminded me of the 2008 "Festival of Faith & Writing" at Calvin…
Calvin Theological Seminary
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Churchward Turns

Understandably enough, the world's attention last week centered on Rome and the elevation of a new pope.  Shoot, I'm not even Catholic and I had CNN's "Vatican Chimney Cam" on my computer last week Wednesday afternoon and then, sure enough,…
Calvin Theological Seminary
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Wolf Calls

Ever since Star Wars was in the running back in 1978 when I was 14 years old I have watched the annual broadcast of the Academy Awards.  In recent years I confess that it's rare if I've managed to see…
Calvin Theological Seminary
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Immunized

Because I have been invited to teach a preaching course at a conference in Uganda this coming August, I recently paid a visit to the on-campus health center to get the requisite immunizations for the trip.   I was pierced twice…
Calvin Theological Seminary
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#helphimjesus

Two weeks ago I was privileged to sit in on a consultation on preaching hosted by my colleagues at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.    The group of two dozen consisted mostly of people who do work similar to what…
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Solitaire Clarity

In a couple of months' time the hit show "The Office" will be no more in terms of new episodes but it will doubtless live on for decades in re-runs.   A staple visual feature of this show over the years…
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