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I completed 40 years at Western Seminary and officially “retired” on July 31st.

I finished up my 40 years at Western Seminary at the end of the summer and entered what is traditionally called “retirement.” But I have been amazingly busy this fall with preaching, teaching and travel. Let me know if I can be of service to your school or church. My email is still jclaney@westernseminary.edu



The Most Important Thing–Agape Love

On this Valentine Day, I am reflecting on “The Most Important Thing” based on Paul’s words in 1 Timothy 1:5, “The goal of our instruction is agape love from a pure heart, a sincere faith and a good conscience.” Click on the blog post for my thoughts and reflections.


Carl and Nancy with the newly married couple, David and Jana


The highlight of this fall was the marriage of our son, David, to his sweetheart Jana Suddock. The wedding took place in southern California over Thanksgiving weekend. We enjoyed meeting Jana’s friends and family. It was my privilege to officiate at the wedding ceremony.





My New book


My new book, Discipleship: Training from the Master Disciple Maker, has been well received! The book contains an exposition of Jesus’ final instructions to His disciples which He delivered in the Upper Room on the night before His crucifixion (John 13-17). I am excited about the message of this book and hope it will be a blessing to many followers of Jesus. The book is now available on Amazon.com for 8.95. Purchase the book and receive the Kindle edition for free!

My current book project is A Short History of Israel. I am currently writing about the Divided Monarchy (931-722 BC).


Marion Falls on Marion Creek flowing out of Marion Lake.

More pictures of Oregon’s scenic beauty can be found on my YouTube video, Oregon Outdoors