Getting Practical, II:

Robert Benne (Quality with Soul) argues that for a church related school to carry out its mission consistent with its identity, a critical mass of committed Christians involved in leadership is a “necessary precondition.” (pp. 179-180)  I’d like to try

Getting Practical: What would a Robustly Christian Vision for UM Schools Involve?

In response to my previous post about UM leaders not giving up on church related colleges and universities, a friend challenged me with some probing questions.  He couldn’t see, for example, how my claim that we can develop a robustly

UM Leaders: Don’t Give Up on Church Related Higher Education

I’ve been working for a UM-related college or university since 1995.  During that time, in a variety of ways, I’ve heard an alarming number of church leaders admit that they have essentially given up expecting denominational schools to make any

A Preacher’s Kid Preacher Remembers Father

I have now passed 30 Father’s Days since Dad died just after Christmas in 1983.  Today, like millions of others remembering their fathers, I’ve been thinking about and remembering with gratitude, Cecil Leroy Rankin. Certain other annual events also make me

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