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THE DETOX TOOLBOX: THE 19th PSALM FOR THE 19th YEAR OF THE 21st CENTURY

“The culture of an organization is like a river. It can be fluid, strong and consistent, serving as a lubricant while guiding its members in the right direction. In contrast, a river can become stale and toxic, silently killing those

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TRANSFIGURING THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (Part 6): THE PLOW OF PARTNERSHIP

“No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” ~ Luke 9:62 The nation’s theological schools and seminaries find themselves facing an uncertain future. As enrollments decrease, financial debts mount,

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TRANSFIGURING THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (Part 5): THE STAMP OF STRATEGIC PHILANTHROPY

“By doing good with his money, a man, as it were, stamps the image of God upon it, and makes it pass, current for the merchandise of heaven.” ~ John Rutledge The rare British Guiana 1c magenta is considered the

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TRANSFIGURING THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (Part 4): THE ROPE OF SHARED GOVERNANCE

“It is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.” ~ I Corinthians 4:2 Looking through binoculars while on expedition to a hard-to-reach location in the Alps, a group of botanists discovered a rare flower growing

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TRANSFIGURING THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (Part 3): COMMUNICATING FROM THE CROSSROADS

“Because the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city, many Jews read the inscription on his cross. It was written in Hebrew, Roman, and Greek.” ~ John 19:20 Schools of theological education rest at the crossroads of society.

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TRANSFIGURING THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (Part 2): THE WAYS OF WISDOM

“Let the seven holy youths, equal in number to the pillars of the wisdom of God, be praised, for with their words they crushed the ungodly teaching of the tyrants as with stones.” ~ Feast of Seven Youths of Ephesus

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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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