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Reflections on Impartiality

Reflections on Impartiality

“There is no class of people exempt from broken hearts.  The rich and the poor suffer alike. There was a time when I used to visit the poor that I thought all the broken hearts were to be found among them, but within the last few years I have found there are as many...
3 Questions to Help Find the Truth

3 Questions to Help Find the Truth

“I am convinced what this world wants is true men and women, not great men, but true and honest and upright persons that God can use…”D.L. Moody D.L. Moody’s world may well have been in need of “true men and women,” but I’m afraid the problem has only...
3 Tips to Find Contentment with What Works

3 Tips to Find Contentment with What Works

“There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.”D.L. Moody I starting dating my wife in high school and, shortly after we started dating, I also starting working on her father’s farm. I was the...
A Prayer to Witness Faithfully

A Prayer to Witness Faithfully

One of my most popular blog posts is entitled “No Flinching.”  In it I describe a posture that I developed throughout my time as a leader in higher education.  Essentially, not flinching requires (1)  the development of a non-defensive posture that remains curious and...
Praying as Jesus Prayed

Praying as Jesus Prayed

The theology of the prayers of Jesus You may have heard the common phrase, “God is not a vending machine,” but why is that? Should I not ask for what I want? And how should I pray? Prayer becomes further complicated while pondering when (and how often) we should pray....
2020 and the Chicago Fire of 1871

2020 and the Chicago Fire of 1871

As I write this, best estimates put the worldwide death toll for COVID-19 at a little over 930,000 people worldwide. At this point, one can only guess at the economic damage. Some of us have lost loved ones or property. This has been a devastating year for many of us....