Monthly Archives: April 2019

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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Pen Making and Change

Most everyone has heard the story of temperature change and frogs. If you place a frog in tepid water and slowly increase the temperature over time, it will simply be boiled to death without noticing the change. The funny thing … Continue reading

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Unity in Death

I suppose this may sound morbid, but when I travel abroad I enjoy visiting cemeteries. It is not because I am fond of death. Rather, I am interested in how cultures honor and think about death. The graveyards of England … Continue reading

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