Christmas Morning Musing

While I wait for the Rankin home to stir, a thought on the Christmas Day Gospel reading from the Book of Common Prayer: John 3:36 – “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but must endure God’s wrath.” (NRSV) It’s always risky to lift a single […]

Purist or Pragmatist? Quick-and-Dirty Thoughts on Higher Education

Two articles I have read recently rev my mental engines on higher education.  Warning: a rant looms. Like getting caught in a whirlpool, two major opinions go round and round in higher education: 1.  We’re losing the liberal arts and it is a terrible thing. 2.  A college degree is about getting a job and […]

Desiring Christian Transformation

Given the two hats I’m wearing at SMU right now (Interim Dean of Student Life and Chaplain), my blogging has been non-existent.  However, I do have a post that just went live with Seedbed.com. Here’s the link: http://seedbed.com/feed/desiring-christian-transformation-ontological-change-new-birth/ May you have a blessed Advent.

Why Government Should Not Run Like a Business

This is a little experiment. I’m deviating from my usual themes by sharing this blog video, “Why Government Should Not Run Like a Business.” I’d like to know what you think.  http://www.onlinemba.com/blog/video-why-government-should-not-run-like-a-business  

Semi-Final Thoughts: Bad Choices and Divine Revelation

(For the next few months, I have added responsibilities in my work at Southern Methodist University.  Hence, my blogging will be even more spasmodic than usual for a while.)   Fearing Moral Talk With this post I’ll bring to a close, for now, this little series on college students and what they show us about […]