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In Trust newsletter logo November 22, 2013

On a C. S. Lewis anniversary, honoring theological educators

CS LewisOne of my favorite characters in the C. S. Lewis canon is the Anglican bishop in The Great Divorce.

Along with the other characters in this parable, the bishop has taken a bus from a vast purgatorial city to the very gates of paradise.

Once at the gate, he can accompany his appointed guide into heaven if he simply lays down his burdens and follows. Easy! But the bishop waffles.


Shared governance for tough times
eureka bulb manThese are tough days for leaders in higher education and especially so for those at the helm of a theological school.

Everywhere I go, boards and presidents are on the hunt for the big idea — the game changer — the Eureka moment that will save the day.

I find little patience for or interest in collaboration, conversation, or shared governance.


Embezzler BookLaura Otten, director of the Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University’s School of Business, recently posted a sad tale about a nonprofit board that neglected its financial oversight responsibilities over a period of many years, creating an environment in which an employee was able to embezzle almost three-quarters of a million dollars, and leading to a lawsuit by a former board member.

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