Author Archives: Plymothian

About Plymothian

I teach at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. My interests include education, biblical studies, and spiritual formation. I have been married to Kelli since 1998 and we have two children, Daryl and Amelia. For recreation I like to run, play soccer, play board games, read and travel.

Hope in Troubling Times

Kelli, my wife, and I had the honour to speak in Day One chapel at Moody Bible Institute today.  If you weren’t there, or you just want to go over it again, this is what we said: Kelli: “Hope in … Continue reading

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Looking for Rest

Recently close friends have renewed their concern for our family’s lack of rest.  In the Spring, we toiled seven days a week.  We filled all the waking hours in our day. We even started to reduce our sleep for the … Continue reading

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A Man Seeing Jesus Through a Woman’s Eyes

I have finished reading the published edition of my wife’s book, Pierced and Embraced.  I had heard the talks and read the drafted copies in part, but the whole body of work was something I had yet to see. I … Continue reading

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When Your Wife Enriches Your Ministry

I was speaking on the woman with a hemorrhage in Luke 8:40-56 at Warrenville, Bloomington,  and Gages Lake in Illnois over the last few months and Kelli, my wife, was able to help me.  She gave me a draft of … Continue reading

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Water from the Well

Today I had that feeling that you have when a conversation ends too soon.  It was that time when you are at the coffee shop feeling a strong connection and your friend looks at their watch and says, “Is that … Continue reading

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A Companion in Bible Study

 You may have noticed that, although I read through all of the NIV Application Commentary Series on 2 Corinthians, I did not post regular entries about what I had read.  I am trying to let go of posting daily reactions … Continue reading

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The Absence of Bible Study

When my children needed to be homeschooled we had to find time to do it.  Kelli and I oriented our lives around opposite schedules and we made sacrifices.  One of the sacrifices for me was the daily posting of Bible … Continue reading

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