Retired and Tired

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Roger D Duke, Nov 23, 2018.

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  1. Roger D Duke

    Roger D Duke Puritan Board Freshman

    Hello all:

    One brother here has already told me that it took me a long for me to finish my registration here. But I am easily distracted, LOL!.

    I was called to preach at the age of 30. I had one daughter 3 and one on the way. I was a Journeyman Pipefitter/Welder by trade and had never even taken the college entrance exams. I ended up doing five degrees in my 30s and 40s into my 50s with four of them being theological degrees. I was a "calminian" until I came to Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Then I came under the tutelage of Dr. Jimmy Millikin and Dr. Tom J. Nettles and became a full blown Five Pointer. I went on to do my doctorate at The University of the South-Sewanee and picked up my MDiv along the way at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary after Dr. Al Mohler became president.

    I was the Religion and Communications professor for the Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis for 18 years. Actually I have been in the higher education classroom for 20+ years. I have also been blest to teach Ethics on the master's level for Union University and Spiritual Formation at Memphis Theological Seminary. I retired in 2016 to pursue a preaching, teaching, researching, and writing career. To further those goals I formed the Duke Consulting Group.

    It has pleased the Lord to allow me to write about John Bunyan, William Carey, John Albert Broadus, suffering that ministers endure, et al. Some of my works can be seen at my Amazon Author's page here: I have three works I hope to publish soon; one to Kindle, one is under contract to come out next year, and one I am seeking a publisher. I also am Scholar-In-Residence for Stage and Story. See: I am writing a periodical blog on Bunyan's Characters.

    That is probably way too much information about myself. I am hoping to get to post some articles here if at all possible. So private email me if I can serve you or help you. I am at your service.

    I know I have told all of you much more than you want or need to know! So you can see why I am retired and tired.


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  2. Cedarbay

    Cedarbay Puritan Board Freshman

    Welcome, Dr. Duke.
  3. arapahoepark

    arapahoepark Puritan Board Graduate

  4. PhilA

    PhilA Puritan Board Sophomore

  5. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritan Board Doctor

  6. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    Welcome, Dr Duke. It is good to see that you have a couple of volumes available on Kindle Unlimited. I will add them to my account in due course.
  7. Reformed Bookworm

    Reformed Bookworm Puritan Board Sophomore

    Welcome to the PB! I look forward to reading some of your works. I am checking out your Amazon page now.
  8. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Professor

    Hello, and welcome! I got tired (I'm 66) just reading your opening post!
  9. Herald

    Herald Administrator Staff Member

    Roger, welcome to the Puritan Board. I know you from another venue.
  10. Roger D Duke

    Roger D Duke Puritan Board Freshman

    brother. Brown,

    Sir you have me at a disadvantage. In what venue do you know me? Please advise when possible. I would certainly like to have a new friend.


  11. Von

    Von Puritan Board Freshman

  12. Roger D Duke

    Roger D Duke Puritan Board Freshman

    brother. Bookworm,

    See anything that looks like it might be worth reading?

    Let me know.

  13. Roger D Duke

    Roger D Duke Puritan Board Freshman

    Dear Reformed Covenanter,

    If and when you read something please get back to me with feedback, OK?


  14. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Puritan Board Doctor

    Bill is probably referring to the Baptist Board. (I can't remember what his user name is there.) I've lurked there occasionally over the years but probably have less than 25 posts.

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