How Greed Affects Us All

How Greed Affects Us All

Have you read the list of the seven deadly sins lately? In case you’ve forgotten, they are the sins of pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. We live in a society that doesn’t talk much about sin, but one deadly sin — greed – has begun to affect me and...
How Houses of Faith Can Help Local Schools, Teachers

How Houses of Faith Can Help Local Schools, Teachers

It is hard to unravel all the implications of COVID-19, divisive politics and racial divisions in the U.S., and the impact on public schools will be something educators will be navigating for years to come. Teachers like me have been too busy on the front lines of...
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...