President’s Ponderings 6.1


When I first saw him, I assumed he was an ambitious hotel manager, enhancing public relations. His smile was warm and welcoming. He chatted with guests at each table as he made his way around the dining area. Cindy, Ben, and I enjoyed our Sunday morning breakfast. He progressed, guest-to-guest, table-to-table, toward a divine appointment … with me. Continue reading >>

Bowling Party

On September 10, NEBC students, staff, and family were treated to an afternoon of bowling, fun, food, and fellowship, courtesy of NEBC Head Trustee Phil Waldrep. Continue reading >>

President’s Ponderings 5.1


What do you do when God calls you to do something, but you don’t have the resources to do it? I can think of three possible responses: Continue reading >>

President’s Ponderings 4.1

Fall is approaching in New England. Already, in August, color is appearing in some trees. Soon a walk in the woods will reveal breathtaking, colorful panoramas around every curve in the road. Inevitably, you’ll reach a fork. Continue reading >>

President’s Ponderings 3.2

If you subscribed to the “Bennington Banner,” yesterday you would have seen the front-page, headline article announcing the agreement to purchase a downtown property for the future campus of Northeastern Baptist College. Continue reading >>

President’s Ponderings 3.1

Creation is amazing! “The heavens declare” God’s “glory” and “handiwork” (Ps 19:1). Nature reveals His power, wisdom, and greatness. Nature makes the invisible One, visible; even His Godhead is evident. In the end, no one can say, “God, I didn’t know about You!” Judgment Day will be “No Excuse Day” (Rom 1:18-20). Continue reading >>

President’s Ponderings 2.2

A wise English proverb says, “Timing is everything.” While its origin is unknown, most have used the proverb, and all have experienced its reality. We agree “timing” is vital, but few agree on the “right time”—especially if acting requires effort and sacrifice. Sometimes God’s work goes undone while His children debate the timing. Continue reading >>

President’s Ponderings 2.1

Have you ever asked, “How will God do this?” You didn’t ask “if”. You already had His assurance. Deep inside, you knew—with an unexplainable confidence—God would accomplish His work in a particular situation. The “how” question, is different from the “if” question. For example,  Continue reading >>

President’s Ponderings 1.2

From Vermont’s Green Mountains (which I see through my office windows), to New Hampshire’s White Mountains, to the Colorado Rockies, I’ve had a life-long love affair with the majesty, beauty, and grandeur of the mountains. It began when I was boy. Dad and I hiked various Rocky Mountain trails.  Continue reading >>

President’s Ponderings 1.1

Last week I sent you an email announcing a signed agreement to purchase a great campus in Downtown Bennington, Vermont. What a thrill! The buildings can serve as Northeastern Baptist College’s future home for many years to come. Thank you for the notes, prayers, and encouraging texts. Keep them coming. Continue reading >>