In the midst of the challenges we are facing at Baylor, it is important for us to remember “the hope to which we have been called” (Eph. 1:18).  In a reflection this past summer for Baylor Magazine (, I note that the virtue of hope enables us to face the brokenness of our lives and institutions while remaining rooted in our faith in God and our witness to the goodness of God and life in Christ. Thus, as we remember our hope, it is important to share stories of how hope abounds…among our faculty and staff and students, in our schools and programs, and in our broader community.

268165Each week the office of the EVP/Provost will send via e-mail a few stories to help illumine how “Hope Abounds” at and through Baylor. The first e-mail will be shared tomorrow – Thursday, October 27. Each Wednesday thereafter (starting on November 2), we will send an email with new stories of hope. We will also maintain a blog with the collected stories across time, which can be found at

Thanks for all you do in service to Baylor and our mission. Your work and leadership, and our life together, are significant signs of our hope.



Greg Jones
Executive Vice President and Provost