Part of my job as Claremont's president is "chief story-teller" for the school. Those of you who know me know that I enjoy telling Claremont's story in person. But I also enjoy the chance to spread the good news publicly.
In this week's edition of The Christian Century, Claremont receives a rather favorable profile from a seasoned religion writer. John Dart was the long-time religion editor of the L.A. Times (and a self-taught biblical scholar), so not much gets past him. I sat down with him several weeks ago for an in-depth conversation about Claremont's situation, which turned into the interview for this profile.
John asked good, probing questions, and I gave honest answers. The result is a piece that tells the story of Claremont's recent past and, more importantly, the directions we are now headed. He also reveals that the School received a $5 million pledge from an unnamed supporter that has helped kick-start the new vision into action.
The spirit captured by John in this story is an accurate portrayal of the excitement and strong morale that we are feeling here at Claremont. And I was glad to share the story!