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...

April 10, 2020


Humans lack good mirrors. It is very hard for us to see ourselves honestly. Our preference is to look away.

Pandemics serve as a mirror of our society. Frank Snowden in his book, Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present, observes that “Epidemics are...

April 5, 2020


Higher education is going to be re-framed. It’s inevitable.

Christian higher education is re-framing in light of a post-Christian culture in order to meaningfully reach the rising generation of students. Christian education now has to re-frame in light of a post-coro...

March 12, 2020

Yesterday the warning light shifted from yellow to red. The World Health Organization declared that the 2020 COVID-19 outbreak had become an official “pandemic.” The president addressed the nation from the Oval Office, a one-month travel ban to Europe was announced, th...

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