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

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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

A Call to Practical Action | President’s Reflection

June 19, 2020

Nearly two weeks ago, I wrote a piece on our website in response to the tragic death of George Floyd…read more

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Words Are Not Enough | A Response to Violence and Hate

May 29, 2020

Words, words, and more words. Once again with another horrific death of an African-American, Mr. George Floyd, at the hands…read more

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Gifts I Never Asked For | President’s Reflection

May 15, 2020

Years ago, I wrote a chapel talk called “Gifts I Never Asked For.” It was inspired by the childhood disappointment…read more

The ‘Wildness’ in God’s Mercy | President’s Reflection

April 14, 2020

On a recent Sunday morning, when we were reading together one of our favorite hymns, Paul read, “There’s a wildness…read more

Navigating a “Way Other Than Our Own” | President’s Reflection

March 19, 2020

As we take our first steps on this strange journey of coming to terms with COVID-19, I cannot help but…read more