Many of you know that I have been teaching theology and other subjects at Columbia International University for about 19 years. That chapter in my life has now come to an end.
Because of declining enrollment in the seminary and the need to get the budget in line with our upcoming accreditation visit, I and nine other CIU employees were let go: four faculty and six staff. It was a sad day when we each learned that our contracts would not be renewed for the coming year.
The Lord is teaching me and my wife Linda a great deal through this unexpected end to my full-time teaching career at CIU.
Although the release was completely unexpected, we are working our way through our emotions and seeking the Lord’s will in our situation. We have taken as our verse for this time Psalm 118:17 which says, “I will not die, but live and will proclaim what the Lord has done.” (to be continued)