The Bold, Adventurous and Sometimes Risky Calling of the Gospel | President’s Reflection

February 14, 2020

I have absolutely no track record as a political or social activist. It is not that I don’t have strong…read more

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Living in the Context of God’s Eternity

January 17, 2020

Unlike the coziness and warmth of the Christmas season, New Year’s has always seemed to me cold and vaguely ominous….read more

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A Thanksgiving Community for 2019 | President’s Reflection

November 26, 2019

Last week, the Student Government Association sponsored an “Open Conversation with the President” in the Van Dyk Lounge. I always look…read more

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Christian Higher Education in Today’s World | President’s Reflection

October 24, 2019

Just over a week ago, the recent steady stream of discouraging news items about private higher education was interrupted by…read more

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Willard J. Houghton and the U.S. News Rankings

September 24, 2019

Like most college and university presidents, I take the U.S. News and other college rankings with several grains of salt….read more

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Invitation to the Communion Table | President’s Reflection

August 29, 2019

This past Sunday we took Communion at Houghton Wesleyan Church. While we celebrate the Lord’s Supper nearly every month, I…read more

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Daring Imagination: Growth in Buffalo and Utica | President’s Reflection

June 23, 2019

“I knew that the students I worked with and loved at Boston University would be fine without me. I was…read more

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Attending to Beauty | President’s Reflection

May 16, 2019

There are many people in the evangelical world who care about Truth and Goodness. There are not nearly enough who…read more

Today I Will Fly

March 19, 2019

First Tuesday On the first Tuesday of each month during the academic year, Houghton faculty are invited to the President’s…read more

A Large and Rich Vision of Truth

February 14, 2019

Earlier this month, I had occasion to hear an after-dinner talk by one of the authors of Truth Decay. Since the…read more

A Compelling and Challenging Call

January 16, 2019

Winter has finally arrived in Houghton. The sun is shining, but the thermometer is registering near 0 as we begin…read more

The Work of a President

November 15, 2018

Students often ask me somewhat sheepishly what exactly I do as Houghton’s president. It is not a two-minute response.  If they…read more