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Juniors Abroad: Ireland

On Saturday, April 30, we graduated our 124th class of undergraduate students. It was one of the best days of the year, with sunshine and moderate temperatures. Becky Ankeny, superintendent of the Northwest Yearly Meeting, inaugurated the beginning of our 125th anniversary … Continue reading

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Exemplifying ‘Be Known’

This past week I was visiting with a good friend of mine whose wife has a serious form of cancer. If you have cancer, all forms are serious and this one appears to be particularly virulent. In our conversation together … Continue reading

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Home Safe

As a parent, one of the things you always ask your children to do is to check in with you when they are away. I know there were times my own children misunderstood the reason for the request. In their … Continue reading

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Regardless of Cultural Trends, Christ is at Center of Christmas

Our increasingly secular culture has a difficult time finding a way to recognize important Christian celebrations. This seems to be particularly true in the Northwest. When our daughter Rebekah was in high school, she sang in the Newberg High School … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Family Weekend

This past weekend was Family Weekend at George Fox University, and it is one of the most enjoyable times of the year for me. Parents reconnect and renew relationships with their students and I do my best to stay out … Continue reading

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Reflecting on Memorials

And with your final heartbeat Kiss the world goodbye Then go in peace, and laugh on glory’s side…and Fly to Jesus Fly to Jesus Fly to Jesus and live! – Chris Rice My assistant of more than 15 years, Melissa … Continue reading

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Addressing the question of growth

Recently I received a letter from a student who expressed concern about the growth of our institution. I responded with a letter to him that I wish to share with the greater George Fox community … Thank you for the … Continue reading

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True to One’s Convictions

I grew up in a number of small towns in Arizona, and in 1976, America’s bicentennial year, I graduated from Flagstaff (Arizona) High School. The Vietnam War had come to a close and the Civil Rights movement had consolidated many … Continue reading

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Appreciating the Significance of ‘Divine Moments’

At George Fox University, conversations about “purpose” and “human flourishing” are commonplace with our students. While we are certainly concerned with whether or not our students are adequately prepared for their chosen vocation, we are equally concerned that they understand … Continue reading

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Sports and Civility

I love this Theodore Roosevelt quote (although it needs to be extended today to women) … “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds … Continue reading

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