I'm trained as a scientist and physician. Yet you will rarely meet a more passionate advocate of studying history than me. We are commanded to study history. "For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction" (Romans 15:4).
According to the College Board's analysis of Trends in College Pricing 2016, the average estimated full-time undergraduate budget for a private, nonprofit four-year residential experience was $49,320. This budget includes tuition and fees ($33,480), room and board ($11,890), books and supplies.
How many Christian parents would send their children to a Buddhist college? A Hindu ashram? A Muslim university? And yet, Christian parents often send their children to a secular college, thinking that these places are not religious institutions. While these parents would never dream of sending.
In the gospels, what are the two most common titles of address for Jesus? A common guess is “Savior” and “Lord,” but the correct answer is “Lord” and “Teacher.” Jesus is called “Teacher” over thirty times in the gospels. In fact, it’s often used in contexts that are somewhat surprising. When.
I used to live a block away from a Blockbuster video store. In 2008, I moved away to another city while that Blockbuster seemed to be doing fine. But just two years later, the retail chain—along with thousands of other rent-a-video stores around that same time—filed for bankruptcy.
“Modesty has moved from the organ of ambition. Modesty has settled upon the organ of conviction where it was never meant to be. A man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth: this has been exactly reversed. Nowadays the part of a man that a man does assert is exactly.
What is the goal of college? A recent Barna study (July 2017) asked over a thousand adults this very question. Out of ten choices, the top two goals were career advancement and money. The bottom two were spiritual growth and character development. Interestingly, practicing Christians provided.