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July 11, 2019

Remembering Eva Kor

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The world knows by now that Eva Kor has died. She was supposed to die as a child, seventy-five years ago, in Auschwitz, a death she cheated her captors out of. I know I am only one of thousands whose life has been impacted by Eva in a way that...

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May 21, 2019

Learning Trust. And Earning It.

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Recently our daughter Michelle, who lives at Durham House and is in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Duke University, let me be part of one of her days, and sent me – probably in a weak moment – the reflection write-up she had turned...

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February 21, 2019

Mission Abroad Is Not about Fixing Problems

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For most of our students, it was the first time out of their home country, and for all of them it was the first time in a developing country. While this is accepted terminology, I take issue with calling Guatemala a developing country, as it has its...

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December 20, 2018

The Universe Sings: A Christmas Cantata

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I’m not sure it’s traditional to read Genesis as Christmas preparation, but this evening I paged to the front of my Bible and found what I was looking for in the first chapter of Genesis. It sounds so simple. For God, a mere commandment brought...

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