Sunday, August 28, 2011

7 Incredible Years!

Today was our 7th wedding anniversary. We celebrated by biking south into Grand Rapids and then on to trails that took us through parks and wonderful woodlands--some 35 miles in all. West Michigan is very biking-friendly.

Yesterday, who should come into Carlton Gardens---on his bike no less---than Dr. Jim De Jong, the president of Calvin Seminary who hired me. He had opposed the the decision by new administration led by Neal Plantinga to give me the boot, but there was nothing he could do about it.  He told me that the faculty was very excited now to be getting a new president---that the school has been dropping in enrollment for the past 5 years. I take no credit for that but my tenure there ended exactly 5 years ago this week.