“Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.”
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The Rewards of Reading
College professors have long complained that students don’t read their course syllabus. As a result, the end of the semester is often filled with unnecessary heartache. One professor devised a…
Free Throws for Free College
A high school free throw shot is 15 feet in length. When a student athlete makes the basket, anything from bragging rights to a championship could be on the line.…
Final exams are often a stressful season in the lives of college students. But one professor at the University of Maryland adds to the chaos by making his students think about test answers other students will give!
And the results often reveal deep insights about our society.
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You’ve probably heard of Louie Giglio, the founder of Passion, a ministry that impacts hundreds of thousands of college students each year. You’ve probably heard of his best friend, Pastor Andy Stanley, as well; he leads one of the largest and most influential churches in America. But you’ve probably never heard of Mary Gellerstedt.
But without her, Louie and Andy might not be the men we know today.
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What Do You Expect?
When you’re in God’s presence, do you expect great things from Him? Do you believe He will do what only He can do? Or has doubt caused you to lose your sense of wonder and anticipation? If so, you’re not alone.
Evidently, it happens to pastors, too.
It’s happened to just about all of us in the age of technology: at one point or another, our GPS malfunctions and gets us lost. When the satellite-enabled device makes a mistake, it usually just takes us down a dead end road or the wrong way on a one-way street.
But a GPS in Australia actually led three Japanese tourists into the Pacific Ocean!
The Cross Gets Cut
Every football team has that crazy set of fans who paints their bodies to match the team’s colors. For the Tigers of LSU, it’s The Painted Posse. These young men, who happen to be Christians, love the Tigers almost as much as the Lion of the Tribe of Judah. Look closely at their picture to the right, and you can see their loyalty to LSU and the Kingdom of God.
That is, until Louisiana State University does a little Photoshopping….
“We Are All Rwandans”
The peace had been a fragile one at best. For 3 years, Rwandans focused on putting the genocide of 1994 behind them, but the Tutsis still did not trust the Hutus who had killed their family members, and the Hutus feared the Tutsis were secretly planning revenge. It seemed the nation would remain divided forever.
But reconciliation would start with a Hutu teenager who had a gun pointed at him.
Ms. Spiller was making final preparations for “Career Day” in her first grade classroom when her students began to trickle in. The young children were always excited to learn about the jobs of their friends’ parents.
But this year would be one that Ms. Spiller would never forget….