Reflections on Life and Faith Society and Culture

Welcome to Dirke’s blog

Dirke Johnson has a doctorate in Church Leadership and is a professor for the Ministry Degree program at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He also teaches at Cru’s Institute of Biblical Studies and specializes in Leader Development, creating high performing teams. He has years of experience at ministering in urban cross-cultural and international contexts.

A Virus Worse than COVID

Virtually every news story relates in some way to the effects of COVID-19. The news feels suffocating. The death numbers mount and positive tests accelerate. CNN reported in mid-April that for every positive case, there are thirty-five Americans who have lost their jobs, while many more have been restricted to work from home. No one could have dreamed being denied their most common freedoms. The most unnerving is that we don’t know when this nightmare will end. It’s not surprising then, that another widespread virus has swept the nation, infecting more than even COVID-19. Read More

Misapplying Matthew 18:15-17

For many years I misunderstood this passage. Still today in many respected commentaries and Bible study guides1 this passage is framed quite differently than what Jesus taught which was according to accepted historical Jewish law. Read more

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Full Swing into the Fall!

Click here to read about our travels to Georgia & New York! Dedicating our youngest grandson, mentoring in the Lord by Lorna and learning more of Lorna’s family’s legacy in Maine!

Summer ’21 Ministry

Check out Lorna’s J.A.M. camp ministry and our summer ministry travels. Click on: Summer Ministry ’21

Returning to Nor . . .

Read about the new opportunities for Lorna this summer and interviewing a potential Olympian! Plus good news about kidney stones and laser eye surgery. Link to: Return to Nor . . .

Kingdom of God

Hear Dirke share on video: “What does it mean to be in the Kingdom of God.” (14min) Kingdom of God

Unlocked to Go

Check out speaking on Easter, family and Lorna ministering at J.A.M. Camp. March/April 2021 click on . . . Unlocked to Go!

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