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TENT-LESS-NESS: THE MALADY OF A HOMELESS HEART

“Nothing ever happens in the world that does not happen first inside human hearts.” ~ Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson once went on a camping trip. After enjoying a day of relaxation, they pitched their

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“AMERICA . . . WE HAVE A PROBLEM!”: DEALING WITH HOMELESSNESS

“There are 552,830 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in America.  Thirty-three percent (33%) are families with children. Forty-eight percent (48%) are unable to work.” ~ The National Alliance to End Homelessness (2018) The nineteenth year of the 21st

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ACQUIRE THE FIRE! TRANSFIGURING THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION (Part 7)

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ~ William Butler Yeats The sole survivor of a storm-battered shipwreck prayed feverishly for rescue from the prison of his uninhabited South Pacific Island. After days

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THE VOICE OF THE ARGONAUT: LENTEN MEDITATIONS FOR CHRISTIAN LEADERS

“Some people say Casablanca or Citizen Kane. I say Jason and the Argonauts is the greatest film ever made.”  ~ Tom Hanks On Saturday, February 23rd, a preacher named Mindar gave an historic speech on the Heart Sutra, a key

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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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