Twenty-Five Questions to Ask and Things to Do Before Picking a College

I have spent over thirty years in higher education, mostly in Christian higher education. I have known saintly presidents like the late Clyde Cook of Biola University, passionate Christians like Professor JP Moreland, and highly skilled Deans like HBU’s Doris Warren. For seventeen years, my joy was to work with the faculty at the Torrey [Read More…]

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Three College Half-Truths and How to See Through Them

One of my children got the mail and was excited. This young adult had received a financial package that made her dream school possible. Hope and I were excited until we read the letter very carefully. The school counted loans as student “aid.” At the end of our child’s time at this school, she would [Read More…]

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A brief, almost good word, about the Word of Faith Movement

Let’s face it: the church of a Cross, martyrs, and the school for souls is not the church where the right words can make all the pain go away. Once as a boy, I was in the car and my daddy was listening to one of the “name it, claim it” pastors. At one point, [Read More…]

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Time to Honor Engineers . . .

Let’s go back to the old custom of making heroes of our doers: engineers, scientists, teachers, and leaders. For some reason, we confuse our actors, a fine profession, with those people, so a doctor who plays one on television is often a better salesman for a dubious product than the family GP is for real [Read More…]

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Oh Tammy! (Debbie Reynolds RIP)

Rest in peace, Debbie Reynolds. She was actually a Reynolds and there aren’t many famous Reynolds (at least as pop culture goes). She even had the hair and skin coloring of many of the women in my family and so she seemed a bit like kin. That might have been one reason I liked her, [Read More…]

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The Pleasant and Unpleasant Sides of Being Lost

Terrifying to be lost as a child . . . looking up in the mall and realizing my parents are gone. Where to go? What to do? Bliss when Mom and Dad found me! I once was lost and now I am found. The Bible uses that image a good bit and it works for [Read More…]

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The Ethical Problem with Trump’s Plan: Help me Hugh?

The Trump administration is stillborn if he does not change his plans for his business. He is morally unfit for the office he holds, but a narrow majority of electors gave him the job. He is my President, but he is not one bit less the roue and misogynist than he was before the election. [Read More…]

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Go ahead and build on the sandy land . . . sort of.

Jesus said a smart thing: 24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been [Read More…]

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New Year Prediction: Will Donald Trump Finish His Term in Office?

At the start of the year, I take a look at the world and make my best guesses about what will happen. Here is last year, so you know I am not infallible. Still reasonable guesses are the best a rational person can do. I still think it was not reasonable to think Trump would win against Clinton . [Read More…]

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These are not the mermaids we expected. . .

Today Columbus, the sailor and not the city, had a disappointing day. The report says: On the previous day, when the Admiral went to the Rio del Oro, he saw three mermaids, which rose well out of the sea; though they are not so beautiful as they are painted, though to some extent they have the [Read More…]

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