August 29, 2020

Yesterday was the three year anniversary of my brother-in-laws Mike Cromartie’s death. He passed away at the age of 67. We had many discussions together during the last months of his fight against cancer. He was frustrated that at the apex of his success with Faith Ang...

August 7, 2020

If you are like me, you are getting to the point where you can hardly watch the evening news. Every night we get the repeated pettiness, polarization, and verbal and actual violence discussed ad nauseam. One can despair of a better way. In this address given at Davidso...

July 16, 2020

In the era of Covid-19, high school seniors and their parents are struggling to know how to think about college selection. Some students are simply punting and taking a gap year. This looks increasingly like a reasonable choice. Few consider the cost of a residential c...

July 2, 2020

More than likely, in twenty-five years, I know exactly where you will find me: Mountain View Memorial Park, Black Mountain, North Carolina. I know this because that is where I will be buried. In two month, I will have finished paying for the plot beside that of my fath...

May 31, 2020

For weeks we have been asking about the “new normal.” This week in America we received the answer: “Enough is enough.” There is no more patience with the attitudes, practices, and systems that have blurred, buried, and discounted historic racism in America.

The impuls...

May 28, 2020

Robert Sloan wrote an article for The Gospel Coalition entitled, “How COVID-19 Is Changing Christian Colleges” (May 28,2020). It is because I have such great respect for Dr. Sloan, president of Houston Baptist University, that his comments regarding the changes impacti...

May 24, 2020

There are 4,500 colleges and universities in the United States. With the changing face of higher education the college selection process is more confusing than ever. Consequently, many parents and students lack an adequate roadmap for how to think clearly about college...

May 4, 2020

The spotlight is now shifting off of the virus an on to organizational leaders. They are being pressed to make significant decisions with minimal or conflicting information. Some of these decisions have life and death consequences: consequences that are not normally th...

April 26, 2020


The nation is now having to come to terms with the COVID-19 economic response. Every organizational leader is having to pick their anticipated metaphor and make organizational decisions accordingly. The anticipated responses are varied. But this much we know: the pict...

April 19, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 is in many ways an historic event. Whether it is really life changing and culture shaping is still unknown. Weather patterns change daily. Climate change is more enduring and significant. It is too early to tell whether the 2020 Covid-1...

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Millennials are shaping the future.

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about millennials.

“I’m embarrassed to admit I have held an under-examined negative view of millennials.  John has opened my eyes to what is possible, and particularly in the hands, mind and souls of millennials themselves.”

Tom Scott, co-founder and CEO, The Nantucket Project