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Reflections on our world plus the latest news and happenings at NationsUniversity.

January 14, 2020

NationsUniversity Announces Dr. John Baxter as Acting Chief Executive Officer

NationsUniversity Announces Dr. John Baxter as Acting Chief Executive Officer

NEW ORLEANS, LA — As of January 1, 2020, Dr. John Baxter assumed the role of Acting Chief Executive Officer of NationsUniversity. Dr. Baxter succeeds Dr. Mac Lynn in that role and will serve through 2020. His role will concentrate on securing the financial base of the institution and contributing to a sound functioning organization.…
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January 13, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Let the Little Children Know God

Weekly Reflection – Let the Little Children Know God

This week’s reflection, Let the Little Children Know God, is from India.  I find it touching.  Perhaps you will as well. GUEST REFLECTION FROM AN INDIAN HINDU, by Subhasis Chattopadhyay December has come, and the world gets ready to greet another Christmas. But there are no Christmases and no Santa Clauses for the orphaned child.…
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January 6, 2020

Weekly Reflection – Disabled

Weekly Reflection – Disabled

The disabled person (relative, friend, enemy, or other fellow travelers) does not need us to stay away. Rather, they desperately need our compassionate and engaging presence. Our task is to free up enough space so that we have the capacity to be present for them. In the final analysis, each of us is handicapped in…
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December 30, 2019

Weekly Reflection – Christmas Turns the World Upside Down

Weekly Reflection – Christmas Turns the World Upside Down

Christmas turns the world upside down: what does it mean for God’s power to be “made perfect in weakness?” If you were wholly unfamiliar with the life of Jesus and listened only to what many Christians in America say today, you could be forgiven for thinking that the most important thing Christianity values is worldly…
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December 23, 2019

Weekly Reflection – God’s Christmas Plans

Weekly Reflection – God’s Christmas Plans

God’s Christmas Plans We often have no idea what we are truly capable of. But God does. Of all our readings for this season of Christmas. There is none more dramatic than that of the story of Mary and Joseph. I can’t help but think that Joseph and Mary must have had big plans and…
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December 16, 2019

Weekly Reflection – The Lion and The Lamb

Weekly Reflection – The Lion and The Lamb

The lion and the lamb are a classic image. In the book of the prophet Isaiah, there is a passage that says something similar to, “The lion and the lamb will lie down or ‘dwell’ together.” That is not really the correct translation (it was actually the wolf and lamb, Isa. 11:6), but it has…
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December 5, 2019

Need Prayer? Have a Chair!

Need Prayer? Have a Chair!

This is a story of an unrelenting God, a chair, and a prayer. “If I had taken the plea deal, I would have served only four years in a Michigan prison. Instead, due to my ego and arrogance, I refused the deal and was convicted and sentenced to eight years.” When first sentenced, Mark was…
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December 3, 2019

Weekly Reflection – I Am Thankful

Weekly Reflection – I Am Thankful

I Am Thankful, this week’s Reflection, is was written by a friend, Raymond Kee, some 20 years ago.  I hope you find it as useful as I have. Blessings and Peace, Chaplain Allen chaplain@nationsu.edu chaplainscorner.org   At this season of the year, we hear and say a lot about being thankful. Psalms 92:1 reads, “It…
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November 27, 2019

Thanksgiving – 230 Years Later

Thanksgiving – 230 Years Later

Thanksgiving is one of our leading national holidays here in the USA. It has roots in the Bible and going back to the earliest settlements. Contrary to popular belief, the first Thanksgiving celebration occurred at the Jamestown Colony in 1619 and did not involve feasting, but it may likely have involved fasting. To learn more,…
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November 19, 2019

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

One Goal. One Day. Many Scholarships! NationsUniversity community — we have a challenge! IF 200 people will give $25 each on Giving Tuesday, we will raise $5,000 for scholarships for 2020 students in developing nations, in developed nations, and prisons across the U.S.! We are asking all NationsU alumni, parents, students, friends, faculty, and staff to help…
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