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Sabbatical Reflections

We are at the end of January 2019, and I am almost three weeks into my sabbatical. I continue to represent the college at presidential gatherings, but I have begun my work on Levi Pennington’s papers and have completed one … Continue reading

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Sabbatical will allow for research, travel and spiritual rejuvenation

It is a privilege to serve at George Fox University. For generations, professors and staff have helped students prepare for a vocational calling and consistently introduced them to the life of Christ. We serve to impact students. It is what … Continue reading

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Staying True to the Mission

Have you ever had one of those days? My future daughter-in-law, Erin Moriki, broke her foot a few weeks ago and is in a cast. She asked Ruth and me if we could take her to a special celebration her … Continue reading

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Time

I know you remember the lines from the famous Christmas song “Silver Bells”: “city sidewalks, busy sidewalks, dressed in holiday style, in the air there’s a feeling of Christmas!” Perhaps you can relate, but for me that “air” usually takes … Continue reading

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Remembering Willie Stoffer

Recently I attended the memorial service of former George Fox student and loyal Bruin football fan Willie Stoffer. Following are the thoughts I shared about Willie’s life and impact on the George Fox community. It was the fall of 2008. … Continue reading

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Willie’s Last Game

Last Saturday was a typical fall day in Oregon – sunless, cool and damp with a constant hint of rain. It was our last home football game of 2017 and from a public view most preparations for the day appeared … Continue reading

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Meeting an Angel on Serve Day

Eighteen years ago, President Dave Brandt began a George Fox tradition known as Serve Day. Recently, we continued the tradition by sending out more than 2,000 students, staff and faculty to serve our community and neighbors in the northwest corner … Continue reading

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An Impressive Display of Character

On Saturday, Sept. 2, I stood on the sidelines during our first football game of the 2017 season. It was a cool day with a breeze and just a little rain. We had traveled to play the No. 15-ranked Division … Continue reading

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Seeing the World Through the Eyes of Others

It was 1974, and we had moved from a small rural town in Arizona (Mayer) to the “large” city of Flagstaff. I had spent most of my growing-up years in small agricultural towns and was confronted for the first time … Continue reading

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‘Just Sand on a Beach’

About 12 years ago, Professor Jim Foster and I took a group of George Fox students on a trip to Europe that centered on the American experience in World War II. We started in London and visited one of the … Continue reading

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