Archive for January 2015

The Loop is Closed: Part V

As pictures of Commencement for the first graduates of Immanuel University and dedication of the School of Education came through today, the joy of celebration reverberated around the world and into our hearts. Once again, I thought about a loop and remembered again that in God’s grand

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The Loop is Closed: Part IV

When God closes loops we celebrate, just as we are doing at the commencement of the first graduating class and dedication of the new School of Education at Immanuel University this week. Sooner or later, we can be assured that God will close all the loops in

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The Loop is Closed: Part III

God works at closing loops and making all things whole. We, however, open up gaps in the loop of His divine purpose by our doubts and fears, sins and stupidities. We also know that the accidents of nature, circumstances out of our control, and the actions of

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The Loop is Closed: Part II

Even though we tend to see our life events in bits and pieces, we have a desperate need for understanding how all of the parts fit together and come to closure. It is in closing of the loop that we find the meaning of life.  But, because

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Passion for One; Compassion for All – Dedication of the McKenna College of Education

On Thursday, I will have the honor of dedicating the McKenna College of Education at Immanuel University. The quote “Passion for One; Compassion for All” was given by my Dad at the World Methodist Conference many years ago. That quote will be on the center stone at

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Leaders Developing Leaders: A Revolution of Love

On my second trip to the outer rim of India, I continue to learn so much about the power of love and the threat it poses to each of us, and to our cultures. A recent graduate from Immanuel University here is providing graduate education to those on

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The Loop is Closed: Part 1

As I gave Rob his farewell hug before he left for India, he said, “The loop is closed.” His words have reverberated through my mind ever since. What was the prophetic insight that burst into his consciousness to speak such words? I was awakened time and time

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We are off to India: What does that have to do with leadership?

This afternoon I will once again head to Hyderabad India with a team from the Center for Leadership Research & Development (CLRD). When our graduate program launched in 2005, I knew something special was happening, but I don’t know if I could have predicted where it would

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