President’s Message

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The (sometimes) Confusing Life of a 2018 Optimist

It’s summertime and I am a Chicago Cubs fan. Let’s get that out in the open. Until 2016, we Cubs fans spent generations passionately believing that THIS would be the year, only to be dealt a harsh dose of reality time and again. But when the calendar would turn to April and a new season was upon us, we felt just as confidently as a Yankees fan that our boys would still be playing in October. Yes, our hearts had been broken – 1945, 1969, 1989, 2003, etc., etc. But yet, as the snow melted and the trees began to bud, there we were, ready, once again, to believe. I must admit, it wasn’t a belief rooted in big data, history, or frankly, anything tangible …

The (sometimes) Confusing Life of a 2018 Optimist

August 2018. It’s summertime and I am a Chicago Cubs fan. Let’s get that out in the open. Until 2016, we Cubs fans spent generations passionately believing that THIS would be the year, only to be dealt a harsh dose of reality time and again …

Reimagining Non-Profit Fundraising

May 2018. Since Martin Luther envisioned the “community chest” – resources to be used for the poor, the sick, widows, orphans, and others in need, non-profit organizations have relied on the generosity of individuals …

But, What Can I Do?

February 2018. Yesterday we experienced another horrific school shooting in Parkland, Fla. As of today, 17 fatalities, adding to the list of more than 1,800 deaths from 1,600 mass shootings in the United States since 2012…

Welcome to We Raise Foundation!

January 2018. I am delighted to welcome you to We Raise Foundation (formerly Wheat Ridge Ministries) and the new iteration of our work where we will invest in Christian organizations and emerging leaders serving at the intersection of…

How Will You Want To Be Remembered?

December 2017. My warmest Advent greetings to you and your family on behalf of all of us at Wheat Ridge. I hope your season is full of family and friends, worship and service,…

Luther, The Original Millenial

November 2017. For many of us, the recent 500th anniversary of the Reformation afforded the opportunity to reflect on a movement that counts a billion members in present day.

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