Does selfishness naturally give rise to selflessness?

Ayn Rand (pen name for Alice O’Conner, 1905 – 1982), well known for her books, The Fountainhead, and Atlas Shrugged, developed a philosophical system known as “objectivism” or “the idea of man as a courageous or valiant being, with his own happiness as the moral or proper purpose of his life, and with productive achievement […]

Has your church’s congregation returned since the pandemic?

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The decline in the number of people in many churches’ congregations began long before the appearance of COVID and the pandemic.  While the pandemic certainly accentuated this decline, I ask:  “Are we seeing congregations returning to in-person, face-to-face worship services, or have they  been replaced by online religious services?”  “Can the local church compete with […]

Effecting change in academic dentistry through small groups

Originally published in the Journal of Dental Education, this demonstration project investigates a method for effecting change through a Small Group Initiative (SGI).

Thoughts on Creating Cultures of Greatness

We are relational beings and are encouraged to use the gifts (talents) we have received to serve others.  We do this through relationships, fellowship with others, that provide meaning to life and foster interactions of understanding that uncover potential for individual and corporate growth.