Published on July 30, 2018  

Dr. Dennis Sansom, chair of the Department of Philosophy in our Howard College of Arts and Sciences, presented a paper earlier this month at the annual meeting of the Baptist World Alliance in Zurich.  He provided me a copy of his paper, which I found to be remarkably well developed.  The topic was fascinating:  “Blessed Are Those That Mourn:  Evangelism Through and In the Compassionate Community.”  In a meeting last week, we discussed the closing section of his paper, in which he examines the hypothetical impact that could be felt throughout the world if the members of the Body of Christ truly practiced the compassion found within this beatitude. 

The world is better because of the scholarship—and the soul—of Dennis Sansom.

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