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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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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 2) THE AKATHIST HYMN FOR LEADERS

“I am the Good Shepherd. My sheep hear My voice, and follow Me.” ~ John 10:11, 27 A man in Australia was arrested and charged with stealing a sheep. At his arraignment, the accused emphatically claimed that the animal was

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THE FULCRUM OF PARTNERSHIP: HIGH IMPACT COMMUNITY PHILANTHROPY

“Give me a lever, a fulcrum, and a place to stand, and I will move the world.” ~ Archimedes As a Greek American, I am a recipient of a rich heritage of philosophical thought, scientific innovation, and religious optimism. As

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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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How to Face Criticism

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.” (Proverbs 19:20)  You can’t please everyone. No matter how hard you might try, there will always be someone that will tell you how to properly raise

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Butterflies in the Belfries of Academia

”You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can dramatically increase your income, power, influence and success. The problem is, you just don’t see them.” (Jay Abraham) An insightful TV commercial, features a business executive being told that if he

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When Are Teachers Ready to Change?

“The important thing is this: to be ready at any moment to sacrifice what you are – for what you could become.”  (Charles Dickens) Why is change so difficult?  Why do teachers and educational administrators have such a difficult time changing

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