The Legacy of a Leader

All of us as leaders will leave behind our legacy someday Death is not the final chapter of our life, is it? A key understanding of faith for a believer is that life lasts an eternity. When we die, we leave stuff behind. We leave behind the possessions we acquire here. We leave behind any Read More

Moms Have Always ‘Worked.’ Just Ask the Puritans.

5 things I’ve learned from an early American vision of the household. In the context of 21st-century motherhood, the language of the “mommy wars” often seems outdated. Women today bend over backward to avoid moral judgments concerning women who work and those who don’t. We use cautious, subjective phrasing about “personal choices” and “best options” Read More

Billy Graham’s Funeral Today Will Be His ‘Last Crusade’

Dispatches from the evangelist’s memorial service, which he planned years before his death last week at 99. After spending his life traveling the world to rally millions for Christ, Billy Graham returns today to his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina, to be laid to rest in a ceremony deemed his final crusade. More than 2,000 Read More

The 6 Songs Billy Graham Picked for His Funeral

The evangelist planned his own ceremony. Experts analyze the music he chose. As Billy Graham is laid to rest in North Carolina today, the 2,000 invited funeral attendees will listen to—or sing together—six songs. Graham, who planned his own funeral, was the one who chose them. In this, he seems to have taken the path Read More

Creation Groans, but God Hears: Many Species Face ‘Thinning of Life’

On World Wildlife Day, conservationists reflect on biblical ways of dealing with eco-anxiety. Visitors to London Zoo last autumn stood enthralled, watching the family dynamics of the critically endangered Sumatran tiger playing out before them. The two newborn cubs, instinctively mischievous, repeatedly pounced and climbed up their 280-pound father, claws unsheathed. Crowds admired this tiger, Read More

North Carolina Sports

Tar Heels’ Athletic Excellence   What do legendary basketball player Michael Jordan, current Colorado Rockies starting catcher Chris Iannetta, the National Football League’s Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor, one of golf’s greats, Davis Love III and soccer phenom Mia Hamm have in common? They are all alumni of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Read More

How To Tell If You Are A Hipster

A Hipster Quiz A Hipster, according to, is “a person who is stylish, trendy or progressive in an unconventional way; also, a person from the 1950s and 1960s who had a strong sense of alienation from most established social activities and relationships; a beatnik or hippie. “ Hipsters love to break the social norms Read More

Walking Together to Glory

Another evangelical hero and architect of the movement reflects on Graham’s life and legacy. John R. W. Stott first met Billy Graham in the 1940s, while sharing an open-air meeting at Speakers’ Corner in London’s Hyde Park. Their shared concern for evangelism led to a close association during Graham’s 1954 Harringay crusade, which captivated London Read More

Network Leaders & Hero Makers

Network leaders are distinct from other leaders in their motives, methods, and measurement of success. The ‘Shalane Effect’ For the first time in 40 years, an American woman won the 2017 New York City Marathon! Shalane Flanagan crossed the finish line of the 26.2-mile race in a blistering time of 2 hours 26 minutes. Running Read More

Gandalf on the Quad

What The Lord of the Rings can teach Christian leaders in higher education (and elsewhere). I have the privilege of serving as an English professor at Houston Baptist University (HBU) under the inspired Christian leadership of Robert Sloan. As president of HBU, Sloan has made it his vision and his goal to conform all that Read More

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