Bill Cummings


About Bill Cummings

Dr. William F. Cummings is an internationally known scholar, consultant, teacher and speaker. His multi-faceted career has taken him across the United States, Europe, and the Far East, and inside the world’s most powerful corporations, as well as its most prestigious universities.

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    CUMMINGS: Yahweh — a boss or a leader?

    Do you read the Bible? I bet you do. Do you find that sometimes God is a bossy, mean bully (like Leviticus 20:9-10 and Deuteronomy 7) and at other times he’s a helper who’s always around (like Ps.46)? He wants us to “love our neighbor” (1Cor. 13) and then “hate...


    CUMMINGS: Are you a leader or a boss?

    How do you tell the difference between a leader and a boss? Many times we use the two words interchangeably, but they’re really very different. If you’re a parent, do your children see you as the person who will lead them to a better life, or as the bully who keeps them quiet? If you...


    DR. CUMMINGS: D.T. Wallace, one more time

    I love this Opinion Page and the Letters to the Editors. When I get my Sunday paper, I always come here first. This is where controversy can flourish in a totally unimpeded way because “it’s my opinion versus yours.” I can’t claim to be “right” and scream...


    DR. CUMMINGS: Don’t underthink it

    D.T. Wallace wrote a letter to the editors last Tuesday about my column on questioning faith and made this statement:


    DR. CUMMINGS: Trading marbles

    When I was a kid, I remember drawing a big circle in the dirt on the outskirts of the playground. Tommy put in his five marbles, and I put in mine. Both of us checked each other’s marbles for scratches, and then we shot for the wall to see who played first. I won. I knelt down, pulled out...


    DR. CUMMINGS: Questioning faith

    Why is it so difficult to question Faith? We question everything else. Is it because faith is so personal and private and particular to our own very deep convictions? We all think that our faith is right, don’t we? At least it’s right for us, otherwise we’d change it. But many...


    DR. CUMMINGS: Engaged residents

    Has our community gone to hell in a handbasket? The Market Street consultants from Atlanta think so. They confirmed what we already knew: We can’t retain our college graduates; we’re sliding further into poverty; even with our massive medical infrastructure, we still have “poor...


    DR. CUMMINGS: To tell the truth

    “Well, to tell the truth ... .” Why do we say this? Do we mean that -- just this once -- we’re going to break down and be truthful? Or is this phrase a cover-up and a spin because we really are going to lie? How many times have you heard this phrase, and how many times have ...


    DR.CUMMINGS: The Catholic Church

    The Catholic Church is changing. It used to be rigid. Back in the 1930s when I grew up on the south side of Chicago, Catholics stayed in their own neighborhoods, dated and married “their own kind” and never ever went inside a Protestant Church, let alone (God help us) a Jewish synagogue...


    DR. CUMMINGS: It’s a promise

    Four weeks ago, I wrote:

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