Thinking of some who've played a pivotal roll in my life.
Whose words opened windows.
So the light, as I see it, came in.
To accent and accelerate.
I give thanks for Calvin College.
And two professors:
Sociologist Rodger Rice who had us read:
"The Other America."
And Don Wilson, anthropologist, who suggested that
The Church missionally could be boorish and cruel.
And another professor: theologian Dr. John Bratt, who
Gave me the term, "Theistic Evolution."
In high school (Grand Rapids Christian High School,
The Rev. Morris Faber who said, "I believe you will do it."
Along the way, other professors of English and History,
Who saw in me something worth redeeming.
And Seminary professors, Western Theological Seminary, who
Saw the world large and bright.
Folks skilled in things of mind and heart.
Who loved the LORD, and loved the world.
I've said this all before.
But it deserves saying again.
These teachers taught me well, and
Well they shaped my life.
They led me to a better place.
Where the light is bright and where compassion abides.
So, what can I say?
But Thank you!