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TRUMP’S TROLLY: ADAPTIVE LEADERSHIP AND THE KOBAYASHI MARU

“Intellectual versatility is the compensation for change, danger, and trouble.Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexcusable imperative.” H.G. Wells “Trolley-ology” – the study of moral dilemmas – forms an important part of West Point’s philosophy course for young

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THE PROMISE OF “1237” – A PERFECT POLITICAL PRIMER

In order to secure the Republican nomination, aspiring presidential candidates must obtain the support of 1237 delegates.  Apart from designating a prized political threshold, the number simultaneously points to an important biblical warning. The 37th verse of the 12th Chapter

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FAILING TO FACE THE FACTS: THE CONSEQUENCES OF COGNITIVE DISSONANCE

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ~ Aldous Huxley.  What happens when the facts of a particular situation do not match pre-conceived frameworks?  Why do leaders as well as followers stubbornly adhere to misplaced confidences when

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Hope-Based Leadership

What does the 16th verse of a 1st Century letter have to offer the 16th New Year of the 21st Century? Apart from presenting a problematic apocalyptic exposition and a vivid glimpse into the background of the early Christian community,

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THE LANCE OF MENTORSHIP (Shades of Grey: Part 2)

“And when they were within the imposing height house, he bore the lance of Athena and set it against a tall pillar in a polished spear-rack, there were set many spears besides, even those of Odysseus of the steadfast heart.”

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WAYS TO SLAY FIFTY SHADES OF GREY (Part 1)

“I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.” ~ Thomas Jefferson Fifty is a fascinating number. It marks the milestone of a golden anniversary, the sacred Pythagorean Triangle

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The Future of Theological Education

“What you heard from me, keep as the pattern of sound words, with faith and love in Christ Jesus. Guard the good deposit that was entrusted to you with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.” (II

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VOLUNTEERISM: THE BAMBOO OF BAYANIHAN

“One love, One blood, One life, with each other . . . sisters, brothers . . . We get to carry each other, carry each other. ~ “One”  (U2 Song Lyrics) Volunteerism is a vital component of the fabric of

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Searching for Sasquatch: The Power of Big Hairy Vision

“Vision is the ability to see beyond our present reality, to create, to invent what does not yet exist, to become what we not yet are. It gives us capacity to live out of our imagination instead of our memory.” 

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Nonprofit Entanglement: Quantum Effects of Social Media Implementation

“Social media allows us to behave in ways that we are hardwired for in the first place – as humans.” – Francois Gossieaux   Entanglement is a basic tenant of quantum mechanics, the physics of sub-atomic particles. Entanglement has captured

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