Category Archives: Relationships

Living as a Plain Brown Wrapper A Personal Theology of Ministry

For the full footnoted essay email chisholm@prestoncrest.org It is the centerpiece of Christian symbolism and the prime directive for Christian theology. It is the highest form of Christian jewelry, usually made of gold or silver. It has been called by … Continue reading

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What Do Your Relationships Weigh?

For ten years I was a campus minister, first at Memphis State University and later at Southwest Missouri State. I did a lot of premarital counseling and performed a lot of weddings. I helped these students prepare to begin, but … Continue reading

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My Closest Neighbor

I can usually remember where I am when something is said that greatly influences me because I will stop and write it down.  I was in St. Louis, in a class on a Sunday morning.  There was nothing new or … Continue reading

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No Regrets

My mother died at the beginning of this year at the age of 81. She was a happy wife of a very loyal husband. She was a serving mother of four children who shared with her our deepest hurts and … Continue reading

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Artificial Time

I’m not exactly sure how I feel about my thinking on this topic. I’m not sure where I will land. I’m not even sure what to call these wandering thoughts. But I have given a lot of thinking to the … Continue reading

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