Drick Boyd's Blog

A Change in Paradigm for Christian Higher Ed

For over 20 years I have taught at a Christian (read "evangelical Protestant"), faith-based university. During that time, I have lived through several changes in leadership, as well as many personal and institutional ups and downs.  Today, like most small private...

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Thank you James Cone

On April 28, 2018 Dr. James Cone passed away at the age of 81. While I only met him once very briefly, his writings have deeply influenced my theological thinking. In 1975 as a senior in college at Duke University I took a course called “Black Religion.” At that time...

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Oppose School Vouchers

The Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee has passed SB 2 a bill that increases the prevalence of school vouchers. POWER, PCCY ( Pennsylvania Citizens for Children and Youth), Education Voters of PA, and many other education justice groups are calling for citizens...

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(Re)-Visiting Columbine

I boarded a plan to Littleton, CO just two days after 17 people were killed and many others wounded at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, when former student Nikolas Cruz opened up his semi-automatic assault AR-15.  I was going to Littleton to...

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The Circle Game

And the seasons they go round and round, and the painted ponies go up and downWe're captive on the carousel of time.We can't return we can only look behind from where we came.And go round and round and round in the circle game(“The Circle Game, Joni Mitchell). Live...

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Spiritual Darkness : A Personal Reflection

NOTE: As part of a series of sermons on Mental Health and the Church, I was invited to share my experiences with spiritual darkness. Here is the text of my reflection shared on November 5, 2017 at West Philadelphia FellowshipA Privileged LifeI want to begin by...

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