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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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SPARTACUS: A TRIBUTE TO THE COURAGEOUS PHILANTHROPIST

“Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” ~ Billy Graham Courage is contagious. When coupled with compassion and selfless love, courage is a powerful contagion that distinguishes the authentic philanthropist

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“BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME!” USING FILM TO HELP THE HOMELESS OVERCOME THE NIMBY OF ESTRANGEMENT

“Exile is strangely compelling to think about but terrible to experience. It is the unhealable rift forced between a human being and a native place, between the self and its true home: its essential sadness can never be surmounted. And

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THE CANVAS OF LOVE: ART THERAPY FOR THE HOMELESS

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~ Thomas Merton During World War II, the Dutch artist, Han van Meegeren, sold priceless art masterpieces worth more than half a billion dollars in today’s currency,

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SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP: TRANSFIGURING THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (Part 8)

“Let justice run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream.” ~ Amos 5:24 Pitcairn is a South Pacific island that was made famous by a group of mutineers that landed on its volcanic shores in the late 18th

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UNFREEZING THE PANTS OF HIGHER EDUCATION: DEALING WITH THE VORTEX OF ADMINISTRATIVE ACEDIA

“The only man who never makes mistakes is the man who never does anything.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt The polar vortex is a large upper-level zone of cold air that hovers over the northern artic region of the globe during the

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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 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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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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