President Mullen speaking to students on the steps of Wesley Chapel for MLK Week

Sustaining Hope for the Journey

February 18, 2021

Since the students were not here for MLK day in January, we waited until they returned.   Thanks to the hard…read more

United States Capitol Building

Choosing the Hard Work

January 18, 2021

Just as words seemed so inadequate last June when our country sought to come to terms with the circumstances surrounding…read more

Advent - Luckey Memorial Building

Remembering the God Who Is With Us

December 22, 2020

It was in December 1972 at the Class of 1976’s weekly prayer meeting in Fancher Auditorium that I first remember…read more

Advent - Clock in Snow

The Great Exchange

December 16, 2020

Last weekend, I joined with 4500 other individuals in watching the first ever virtual Christmas Prism from the Greatbatch School…read more

Who’s waiting on Whom?

December 9, 2020

Like all human beings over the centuries, we find ourselves struggling to get God’s attention. “Please God, I need a…read more

Entering into Advent 2020

December 2, 2020

We come to Advent differently at each stage of our lives, and, at each stage, Advent asks of us all…read more

President’s Reflection | Edging into Hope this Thanksgiving

November 18, 2020

As we approach Thanksgiving this year, I am reminded of my late grandfather’s words whenever he was asked how things…read more

The Nearly Impossible Call of the “Courageous Middle” 

October 16, 2020

For the past several years, I have used the words “Courageous Middle” to describe the ideal “location” of Houghton in…read more

It’s Autumn Once Again | President’s Reflection

September 24, 2020

It is September in Houghton once again. The leaves are beginning to turn their brilliant red, orange and yellow. The…read more

Luckey Building

An Open Letter from President Mullen

September 11, 2020

On Monday afternoon, I learned for the first time that the Fall Alumni Art Exhibition features prominently a work that…read more

Partnering with a God of Improvisation | President’s Reflection

August 18, 2020

Not the summer I had planned Instead of vacationing on the banks of the St. John River in New Brunswick,…read more

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Living Out the Wesleyan Tradition of Justice in Our Time | President’s Reflection

July 16, 2020

The summer is flying by. In just over four weeks, we will be welcoming students back to campus. Summer 2020 will…read more