About James Thrasher

Dr. Jim Thrasher is the Senior Advisor to the Vice President for Student Recruitment and the coordinator of the Institute for Faith and Freedom working group on calling.

If the Dead Could Speak

Upon arriving back from visiting my parents’ gravesite, many soul-searching thoughts have swirled in my mind. I was starkly reminded that the length of our earthly life is a grain of sand in a pile of sand a mile wide … Continue reading

Where Has the Truth Gone?

“Want to buy a new car with bad credit? No problem. Come into our dealership and we will get you approved—guaranteed! You will be pre-approved in two minutes—100 percent are accepted. You will not be denied, no matter your circumstances. … Continue reading

The Call to Do and Act Justly

As I approached the county courthouse for jury duty, my unfocused mind was in many different places, including being sincerely burdened by the state of our nation. I had filled out the eligibility questionnaire, made arrangements with my employer, and … Continue reading

The Double Life of an NFL Lineman

Behind the scenes, John Urschel, an offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens, had another life. His secretive obsession was kept under wraps from his teammates. Most of them, he thought, would not understand or approve. This affection was overwhelming his … Continue reading

Pork Belly Job Seekers

Commodities are bought and sold in nameless bulk contracts on the New York Stock Exchange every day. According to Mike Moffatt, writing for ThoughtCo.com, “When an economist, economics professor or economics textbook talks about a commodity, that term refers to … Continue reading