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Scripture and Culture-Making: What Christian Colleges could Learn from Rabbinic Higher Education

February 9, 2017

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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

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The Coddling of the American Mind, by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

August 25, 2015

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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.

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The Greco-Roman Liberal Arts: When Students were more than just Numbers

March 16, 2015

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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.

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Connecting to God in Hollywood, the Ivy League, and Beyond

February 25, 2014

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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.

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With Prayer in the School of Christ: Higher Education and the Knowledge of God, by Gary David Stratton, PhD

February 11, 2014

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For Jesus prayer and education were inseparable, because education and the knowledge of God are inseparable.

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The Greco-Roman Liberal Arts: Education with Friendship and Heart, by Gary David Stratton, PhD

February 10, 2014

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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.

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On Graduate School and ‘Love’, by William Pannapacker, Ph.D.

October 3, 2013

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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”?

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VIDEO – How Schools Kill Creativity, by Sir Ken Robinson

March 8, 2012

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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

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How Technology is Facilitating Education: Awesome Chart of a Growing Trend

May 18, 2011

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How Technology is Facilitating Education  | Infographic |

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

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Why my Christian education has troubled me, by Mike Friesen

May 3, 2011

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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 […]

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The Paradox of Power: A Cure for the Cancer of Pseudo Celebrity?

December 9, 2010

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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.

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