MISSION WITHOUT A MORTGAGE
Faith & Leadership, Duke Divinity School, Duke University, March 2, 2010
The first clue that a visitor is not attending a typical Christian church is the indoor climbing wall and batting cage. But thatâ€™s just part of Sunday worship with the people of Riverside, a missional community in the small Texas town of Spring Branch.
ITHUBA: THE LANGUAGES OF HOPE
Sombrilla Magazine, University of Texas at San Antonio
One day, a fifth-grade teacher in Soweto, South Africa gave a lesson about the dangers of HIV/AIDS. One of her students, a young girl who had recently lost both parents to this merciless disease, listened intently. Then the girl wrote a note to the teacher about her familyâ€”how she had become the sole caretaker of two younger sisters and how they struggled for food. She slipped the note into the classroom message box, but did not sign her name. Instead, she signed the note with the number 1. The teacher was sad to read about her studentâ€™s struggle. So, she picked up a pen and wrote her reply. It began, â€œDear 1 ….â€ Read the full story here.
AS TRINITY GROWS, SAN ANTONIO BENEFITS
Trinity Magazine, July 2008
Researching and writing a history of the town-gown relationship between Trinity University and San Antonio gave me the opportunity to learn more about the fascinating history and aspirations of an exceptional university. Hopefully, readers learned something new as well about Trinity’s deep roots in its adopted hometown. It all began with a risky decision by Trinity’s leaders to move the college from its rural outpost to the big city of San Antonio on the eve of the United States’ entry into World War II. Here’s a quote:
“Looking back at the fateful decision and the leaders who made it, Tim Hixon, chairman of the Trinity Board of Trustees, doesn’t mince words: ‘They were either the dumbest people or the bravest people in the world.’ Fortunately, the latter proved to be the case and Hixon notes that today both the city and the University are supremely grateful for their decision. … ” PDF of full article available.
CHILD DEVELOPMENT, PARENTING
Our Kids Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Parents Magazine
Articles on child care and child development issues, such as this one on Basic Reflexes