Author Archives: Tim

Running for Judge: Campaigning on the Trail of Despair, Deliverance, and Overwhelming Success

My memoir Running for Judge: Campaigning on the Trail of Despair, Deliverance, and Overwhelming Success is now available from Wipf and Stock Publishers. Whether you’re curious about what it’s like to be a judge, enjoy politics and campaign stories, need … Continue reading

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Hannah—a lesson in tears, joy and not jumping to conclusions

[This imagined dialog includes events found in 1 Samuel 1.] “Hannah came to the Tabernacle today,” I told my wife, Dinah. “Hannah your cousin, the one who’s married to Elkanah? And how is she this year?” “The same as every … Continue reading

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Eavesdropping on the Apostle Paul: a deadly pastime

“Where did Eutychus go, Aristarchus?” “What’s that?” I asked, trying to concentrate on Paul’s words from the front of the room. “Eutychus. He was right there in the window a moment ago.” “The youngster? It’s past midnight. Perhaps he had … Continue reading

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Lot’s Daughters and the Burdens They Bore

“Have you ever known sisters to deliver babies on the same day?” asked Hodesh. “Never,” replied her fellow midwife, Jemima. “But if rumors are true, there is reason for this ‘coincidence.’” “I do not traffic in rumors.” “Of course not, … Continue reading

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I Figured This Might Happen

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Bathsheba – conversations the morning after David’s summons to the palace

“You are not eating,” my husband said. “You are upset?” “Yes, but let’s not speak of it right now. I don’t want to spoil your appetite.” We sat at our table, the evening meal in front of us. I had … Continue reading

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Why I Do Not Carry A Concealed Weapon

[Updated from the archives, this post originally ran in December 2012.] *** [This post is not about defense of others, but merely my explanation of why I personally do not carry a firearm to protect myself despite the fact that … Continue reading

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On Not Missing My Father: a free e-book on the relief of a parent’s death

My father died after a lengthy period where I was the one responsible for his well-being. The short e-book ON NOT MISSING MY FATHER: The Relief of a Parent’s Death goes into our relationship–which was good–and the utter relief and release … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Pregnant Expectations: an advent tale

[We are in the midst of Advent, the time of expectation, so I offer this post from the archives imagining what that first Advent must have been like for Joseph.] *** I didn’t get any sleep last night. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Advent, Wilderness Times, and God’s Comfort

Isaiah delivered God’s promise of his comforting presence, and now in Advent we anticipate celebrating the fulfillment of that promise in Jesus’ birth. May the Spirit who dwells within you lift you up whether this is a wilderness time or … Continue reading

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