Advent Reflection #1

Recently I reread a series of devotions written last year for the Advent season. They were published in the Reflecting God devotional material. As I reflected again on these thoughts, I was once again inspired by the beauty… Read More

Quetzal Education Research Center

An environmental studies, semester abroad program of Southern Nazarene University (USA), located in San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica It was my delight recently to visit the Quetzal Education Research Center… Read More


  Faculty of the Seminary of the Americas San Jose, Costa Rica 2010 Over the years, I have thought much about the Philippians 4:10-20 passage on contentment. You remember the passage: “I have… Read More

Global Consortium of Graduate Seminaries and Theological Colleges

The recent news release by Nazarene Communications Network summarized recent meetings in which I participated. Click here for the full NCN news article. Korea Nazarene University hosted the second gathering of the Global… Read More


It was my honor and privilege to participate on Friday, October 22 in the launching of the Southern Africa Nazarene University in Manzini, Swaziland. Approximately 1,300 persons attended the ceremony at the Nazarene College of Education… Read More

“The Man in the Arena”

Recently, I came across a quote I used often during my tenure as president of Mount Vernon Nazarene University. At the farewell service at the university, the Mayor of Mount Vernon, Richard Mavis, included the phrase, “The Man… Read More

The Global System of Nazarene Higher Education

  Recently I shared a brief overview of the global system of Nazarene higher education. The group appeared surprised at the scope of institutions served by the Church of the Nazarene. They thanked me for outlining… Read More

Leading and “Peacemaking”

Recently, as I was in the midst of an assignment associated with my work, I found myself repeating the first line of the “Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi.” Remember the prayer? “Lord, make me an… Read More