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Pilgrim’s Progress: You Can’t Make it Alone

John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, a classic of Christian spirituality, has often been viewed as the archetypal struggle of the solitary Christian toward the goal of salvation. It is that, to be sure, but to see it that way may miss an equally important insight. No one makes the journey alone. John Bunyan was a Puritan who lived amidst the contentious and conflicted society of seventeenth-century England. He was a tinker--an itinerant worker who repaired pots, kettles, pans, etc.; the name…
John M. Mulder
May 1, 2010
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Who Cares?

I have been raising money for more than twenty five years, first for a moderately liberal Protestant seminary and now for a recovery center for homeless alcoholics and addicts. Politically I am a moderately liberal Democrat. Religiously, I am a moderate liberal, though it would be more accurate to describe me as an evangelical liberal, a term widely used in the early twentieth century but nearly unknown today. My experience has taught me repeatedly that the most generous donors are…
John M. Mulder
November 15, 2007