Today’s teenagers know abundant details about the lives of favorite musicians and television stars or about what it takes to get into a good college, but most are not very clear on who Moses and Jesus were. -Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton
Tag Archives: education
February 9, 2017
August 25, 2015
Comments Off on The Coddling of the American Mind, by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health.
March 16, 2015
Whereas Plato and Aristotle interacted with their students as friends, the depersonalized modern university student is often little more than a number. No relationship means no moral transformation, at least not for the good.
February 25, 2014
Spiritual disciplines are designed not so much to “get you somewhere” in your career as much as to keep you alive spiritually in a constantly shifting landscape of success and failure.
With Prayer in the School of Christ: Higher Education and the Knowledge of God, by Gary David Stratton, PhD
February 11, 2014
For Jesus prayer and education were inseparable, because education and the knowledge of God are inseparable.
February 10, 2014
Whereas Plato and Aristotle called their students friends, today’s students are often little more than numbers. The liberal arts vision of generating a steady stream of truth-seeking leaders to flood our culture with virtue has clearly fallen on hard times.
October 3, 2013
Comments Off on On Graduate School and ‘Love’, by William Pannapacker, Ph.D.
No one asks a corporate lawyer whether he protects the interests of his clients for “love.” Why do so many students decide to seek Ph.D.’s, even knowing what they know about the academic labor system? Should they do it for “love”?
March 8, 2012
Comments Off on VIDEO – How Schools Kill Creativity, by Sir Ken Robinson
Two TED messages on education by Sir Ken Robinson pinpoint many of the problems (and some of the solutions) facing education today. How Schools Kill Creativity . . Bring on the Revolution
May 18, 2011
Fascinating infographic of the use of Social Media and other technology among college faculty and students from mastersineducation.org ++ Click to Enlarge Image ++Via:Masters in Education.org
May 3, 2011
Not everything that claims to be ‘Christian’ education is actually Christlike Mike Friesen is one of my favorite former students, 20-something bloggers, and friends. He asked me to respond to his blog post yesterday (5/2). It fit so remarkably with the meetings I was in last week that I asked him if I could repost […]
December 9, 2010
True leaders, those who people follow because they want to not because they have to, always begin with and return to the needs of their followers.