Divine Standard Time

Jesus saw a fig tree and He cursed it. He did not do this because He was out of control. He cursed the fig tree because when the Son of Man wants figs, then they should be in season. He was running on Divine Standard Time and the tree was out of sync with goodness. [Read More...]

Examine Your Life Not Test Your Life

Most of us should examine our assumptions more than  we do. There is a reason that the Socratic command about the examined life is repeated so often. Socrates was right: the unexamined life is not worth living. A man  who will not ask himself questions thinks he is a god, but has the mental life [Read More...]

Dreaming the Wonderful Dream: The Saint Constantine School

I left one job and turned down my dream job as president of a great school because I have an improbable dream. I hope it is God’s dream. Houston is a great city. I believe it is the American city of the twenty-first century. Here we have Christians with clout, but also diversity. One can [Read More...]

The Way School Should Be: Joyful

Charles Dickens was no saint, but he knew what a saint looked like. In his great novel Hard Times he described the school of the future .  . and the future looked grim. There facts replaced passion and imagination was forbidden. The Gradgrind teacher was a name dropper, had credentials, but viewed each student as [Read More...]

Three Things Christian Colleges Can Get Right

Students should look back on college with joy, but many are saddled with horrible debt that ruins their memories and harms the rest of their lives. What is to be done? Few Christian colleges are flush. Most struggle to do a good work with few resources and less acclaim. The hard working professors are overworked [Read More...]