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Hope in Extraordinary Times

Who knew 90 days ago that coronavirus emerging in central China would lead to a global pandemic? Our early awareness of COVID-19 led us to meet and discuss our study-abroad programs. That quickly led to discussions about athletics because we … Continue reading

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Change is the New Normal

I’m a regular reader of the Wall Street Journal, and earlier this week I noticed a brief announcement relating to recent changes in the Macy’s department store organization, entitled “Macy’s Slashing Jobs and Shuttering Stores.” The article went on to … Continue reading

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Words of Appreciation

Sometimes words of appreciation should be shared broadly. This is one of those times. Dear Jeremiah, Dan and Vicki,  As the Barclay House renovation nears completion, I wanted to email you to express how deeply grateful we are for this … Continue reading

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Levi Pennington: Mentor and Follower of Christ

Someone who earns a university degree should have accumulated more knowledge than when they began. Yet, knowledge is only one aspect of the experience. Most of the community at George Fox would regard spiritual formation and character development as essential … Continue reading

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Remembering a Good Friend

It was 2007 and I had just been named as the 12th president of George Fox University. It was a time of great angst for Ruth and me. I had been a university administrator for many years but had never … Continue reading

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Peace

It was an Easter morning in April, just a few weeks ago, and families were walking down the streets of Colombo, Sri Lanka, to attend Christian worship services celebrating the Resurrection. The children in Zion Church had just completed their … Continue reading

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Exceptional People

Thirty years ago, I earned my PhD in Civil War history at Texas A&M University. Although I did not attend as an undergraduate, there is something about the institution that just becomes a part of you even as a graduate … Continue reading

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Inward Matters

Without the leadership of Levi Pennington and Milo Ross, it is unlikely that George Fox University would exist today. One would certainly want to acknowledge that many contributed to the mission over time, but these two leaders shaped the character … Continue reading

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Seeing into the Future: Adventures on a Tour of Historical Homes

Individuals who love history are naturally curious about the past. We see the present and can speculate about the future, but our primarily interest is uncovering the layers of experience sometimes covered by years of “dust and grime” that so … Continue reading

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Remembering Roger Minthorne

Roger Minthorne was a George Fox University leader. Except for my title as university president, Roger had just about every other leadership position and title possible at George Fox University. He helped guide and shape his alma mater for nearly … Continue reading

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