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THE CREATIVE COCOON OF COVID-19: A RUBRIC FOR HIGHER THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION

“One of the clearest and most concrete facts of history is that men of spiritual resources may not only redeem catastrophe, but turn it into a grand creative moment.” ~ Herbert Butterfield Crisis is the cocoon of creativity. Indeed, the

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THE HOUSEHOLD HANDSHAKE: SPREAD THE FAITH NOT THE VIRUS

“Hear, my son, your father’s instruction, and forsake not your mother’s teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.” ~ Proverbs 1:8-9 The custom of salutation varies throughout the globe. While New Zealanders greet

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TRANSFIGURING THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (Part 1): TOWN OR GOWN?

“The height of the mountaintop is measured by the dismal drudgery of the valley, but it is in the valley that we have to live for the glory of God.” ~ Oswald Chambers America’s theological schools and seminaries are in

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TRANSFORMATIONAL PHILANTHROPY (Part 2)

“Money is like manure; it’s not worth a thing unless it’s spread around encouraging young things to grow.” ~ Thornton Wilder, The Matchmaker The Matchmaker is a four-act comedy written by playwright Thornton Wilder in 1955. Due to its success

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TRANSFORMATIONAL PHILANTHROPY (Part 1)

“If you think a gift is completed when the check clears, you’re a tax collector, not a fundraiser. If you think the gift is completed when the receipt is sent, you’re an accountant. If you think the gift is completed

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THE GOSPEL OF ROSWELL (Part I) CREATING A LEGACY OF WISDOM

“Does not wisdom cry out, and understanding lift up her voice?  She takes her stand on the top of the high hill, beside the way, where the paths meet.  She cries out by the gates, at the entry of the

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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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FINDING YOUR VOICE (Part I) THE AKATHIST HYMN FOR LEADERS

“I am the Lord your God, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.”  ~ Psalms 81:10 Last week, Christians throughout the globe began their respective Paschal journeys. While Catholics

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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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