Building Trust and Teaching During a Global Pandemic

Building Trust and Teaching During a Global Pandemic

I have been fortunate enough to enjoy two careers. They are much more alike than they are different, so I guess you could say I have had one calling – teaching – and two distinctly different audiences. Some people are surprised when I tell them that teaching “The...
9 Steps You Can Take Now to Battle the ‘Silent Enemy’

9 Steps You Can Take Now to Battle the ‘Silent Enemy’

I went through a time of profound illness during seminary. I went to multiple doctors. I prayed continually and sought the counsel of men and women I trusted. Despite my proactive efforts, I was overcome by profound sadness. Lawrence Klempnauer, then vice president at...
‘Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates’

‘Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates’

It is said that great people often have weaknesses that rival their strengths. I would say that is especially true in the case of Bill Gates. As I watched “Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates,” a three-part series about Gates on Netflix, I must confess at least...
Is It Naïve to Believe Racial Justice in US is Improving?

Is It Naïve to Believe Racial Justice in US is Improving?

I owe a student an apology. I teach English at a public high school, and I was visiting in Ms. Morgan’s class as they engaged in a Socratic seminar and discussed justice. More specifically, they were talking about John Steinbeck’s book, “Of Mice and Men.” Here is a...