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The Tyranny of Things

“The blessed ones who possess the Kingdom are…no longer slaves to the tyranny of things. Though free from all sense of possessing, they yet possess all things.” ~A.W. Tozer Most of you who will read this blog post will know … Continue reading

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Family of Four

After months of anticipation our second son, Isaiah Emmanuel Polk, has finally arrived.   The score is tied– Adults 2, Kids 2– and it has been a wild and wooly ride thus far.  As I type this blog entry, Isaiah … Continue reading

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O Canada

That’s right.  This blog entry is coming to you LIVE from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  I have been travelling through Alberta for the past week, visiting churches and sharing about our ministry in Ethiopia. Last Sunday I had the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Changes

“It’s a tractor.”  That’s what Nathan said the other day pointing out our front window.  Liz and I were amazed—first of all because this was Nathan’s first grammatically complete sentence, and second, because when we looked out the window we … Continue reading

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Going All In

Today is a big day.  September 1, 2011, will forever be marked as the day that the Polk family decided to “go all in.”  For those of you who have ever watched those Poker Tournaments on television, you know what … Continue reading

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Summer Ministry

Summer moves on, both here in New York City where Liz and I are completing a month of cross-cultural ministry training, and also in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the Aids Care and Treatment Project is hard at work with its … Continue reading

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Reflections

Kendi Anderson, a previous AIDS Care and Treatment Project intern, wrote a brief reflection of her return trip to Addis.  I think you will enjoy it, and have posted it below: I was able to return to Ethiopia exactly one … Continue reading

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Still Living on the Ground

May 21, 2011 came, and May 21, 2011 went.  And no earthquakes, no cataclysm,  no rapture…  Now what?  Many other friends, pastors, and Christian leaders have written and blogged about the theological and pastoral implications of Harold Camping’s end times … Continue reading

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In the presence of God, these witnesses, and all those crawfish…

I love being a pastor, especially on days like last Saturday. I had the joy of attending and helping lead a crawfish boil / wedding vow renewal ceremony on Saturday for some dear friends, James and Steph Thomas. They have … Continue reading

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Living in Grace

At the end of May, Liz, Nathan, and I were able to attend the “Living in Grace” conference at the Ridge Haven retreat center in North Carolina.  We had a wonderful time in the mountains, being refreshed in the hope … Continue reading

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