Michael Sloan Writes in Defense of Liberal Arts

Michael Sloan Writes in Defense of Liberal Arts

My son Michael Sloan has written a brief, strong defense of the liberal arts. I’ll share just a small piece of it here, but I encourage you to read the whole thing at the Winston-Salem Journal: Classics and other disciplines in a liberal arts curriculum offer...
Wisdom and Authority: Pity the Fool

Wisdom and Authority: Pity the Fool

What is my opinion worth? It’s easy for us to say some pretty ridiculous things in an effort to keep from offending others. “Your opinion is just as good as anybody else’s” is a common sentiment, but it’s hardly ever true. My take on what a basketball team should do...
Watch and Pray: The Flesh is Weak

Watch and Pray: The Flesh is Weak

Rebellion against God will warp and twist your soul. It will change you, and will rob you of discovering who God made you to be. The temptation to rebel can seem insurmountable at times, and our culture has seen to it that young people are hit especially hard. The...
Servant Leadership: Called by God

Servant Leadership: Called by God

Some things in life are gained not by aiming at them directly, but by aiming at something else.  These things become a consequence of aiming at something higher. In my last post, I talked about how this applies to leadership. Christians should certainly hold positions...
Servant Leadership: The Cliché vs. the Reality

Servant Leadership: The Cliché vs. the Reality

I’ve often wondered whether our ideas about leadership are fully Biblical.  Scores of books have been written about leadership, and the subject forms a massive component of the publishing industry. There’s nothing wrong with this, and nothing wrong with the principles...