On January 9, 2015, President Obama announced a proposal subsidizing two years of community college education for students who attend at least half time and maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.
If all states participate, the proposal claims that as many as nine million students may be affected. Students attending community [...]READ FULL POST →
Jesus knew that some day his tiny band of followers would have authority over large groups of people. While he was with them, he taught them many lessons to use after he left.
In Mark 10:42-45, Jesus does just that.
Jesus called [the disciples] together and said, “You know that those who [...]READ FULL POST →
Fluorescent lights flicker on as bright chunks of sunlight slip through cracks in the blinds. The aroma of brewing coffee wafts though the air amidst quiet conversations between co-workers serenaded by the chirps of awakening computer monitors.
It’s morning in corporate America.
What are your morning office rituals? Perhaps you check your [...]READ FULL POST →
One of the more remarkable developments in the workplace over the last several years has been the advent of technology allowing more and more workers to telecommute, or work from a home office.
Telecommuting allows for greater flexibility in balancing work and home life – particularly for women and couples with children [...]READ FULL POST →
About six months ago my wife and I were preparing to drive to New York City. I asked her if there was a book she wanted to listen to during the trip. She replied, “Yes: Unbroken!”
Neither of us knew anything about the book other than it was a best-seller written by Laura [...]READ FULL POST →
The holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr leads me to reflect on many things, not all of which are the usual topics.
First, we see in Dr. King a person whose memory is often presented in a kind of secularized version.
It would be no exaggeration to say that [...]READ FULL POST →
In a few weeks I’ll be presenting at Faulkner University’s annual conference for the Journal of Faith and the Academy.
This year’s theme is “Ancient Words and Modern Voices: Practical Wisdom in Times of Change.” As such, intellectual virtue, the good life, and wisdom have been on my mind as [...]READ FULL POST →
2014 was a year of many joys and many challenges for many people. I’m sure it was for you, and it certainly was for me. As a mother of two small children who also works full-time, sometimes the needs around me can seem overwhelming.
When this happens, I often return to this [...]READ FULL POST →