The gentle counselor

Obituaries | Remembering a man who was always ‘present in the moment’
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 6/20/19, 12:05 pm

David Powlison (1949-2019) died of pancreatic cancer on June 7. I knew him. He balanced my checkbook once in his front parlor when I was a widow. I don’t let just anyone balance my checkbook, but he started as a math major at Harvard, so it seemed safe enough.

I don’t suppose that moment will make it into an official biography. Nor will the official biography likely include that, when my single-parent friend’s daughter was a tad prodigal, he would drive over to their house in the mornings and chauffeur the girl to school.

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A Bronx chat

New York | Two longtime NYC pastors, Tim Keller and Ray Rivera, meet to discuss the future of the urban church
by Emily Belz
Posted 6/04/19, 04:50 pm

A New York moment: 

On a warm, rainy night last week, I took the train up to the South Bronx to join a room of mostly black and Hispanic church leaders listening to pastors Ray Rivera and Tim Keller talk about the future of the urban church globally. 

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Miracles in Munich

Refugees | Some Afghans seeking asylum in Germany have found refuge in Jesus, too 
by Jenny Lind Schmitt
Posted 3/14/19, 01:29 pm

On an August Sunday afternoon, the streets of central Munich, Germany, showed signs of approaching Oktoberfest: Huge beer tents filled the festival grounds and hundreds of temporary cell towers were in place to support the two-week influx of 7 million visitors.

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