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A Christian Guide to Engaging Islam (Part 1)

January 22, 2016 • By
Profiles with Christian and Islamic symbols

Profiles with Christian and Islamic symbols

Happy New Year!  Among other things, 2016 marks my 20th year as a Christian and my 11th year studying Islam.  That experience has made me the frequent target of many questions, and uncomfortably frequent hostility (and not from Muslims).  As Muslim presence in America grows, and as events like those in Paris and San Bernadino dominate the headlines, it is more important than ever for Christians to understand Islam and work to reach this critical mission field.

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Idolatry and Our Culture

January 15, 2016 • By


I grew up in a small town in Virginia. Many people worked in factories including my mom and step-dad. They worked at a company that made glass bottles and my mom worked as an inspector while my step-dad worked in the “Hot End” where the actual bottles where made. Temperatures would exceed 150 degrees easily as the mixture of salt, old glass and chemicals were poured into a giant bowl and heated to 3,500 degrees.

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A Sobering Reality Leaders Must Recognize

January 8, 2016 • By

Geiger Leadership Negative TraitsLeaders have major impact on the teams and organizations they lead. Their leadership impacts the direction and the future. Their leadership attracts the type of people who will join the team, and greatly influences the culture. Even the expressions and mannerisms of leaders are often picked up by others throughout the organization. Leaders have a major impact; either for the health or for the harm of those they lead.


Innovation in Higher Education

December 31, 2015 • By

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“…It is undoubtedly the Duty of all Persons to serve the Country they live in, according to their Abilities; yet I sincerely acknowledge, that I have hitherto been very deficient in this Particular; whether it was for want of Will or Opportunity, I will not at present stand to determine: Let it suffice, that I now take up a Resolution, to do for the future all that lies in my Way for the Service of my Countrymen…” – Silence Dogood, April 30, 1722 (letter #3)