Tips on Leading Your Peers

College is a unique place where the number of leadership opportunities is insurmountable. Further, most of the leadership opportunities available are among peers. This presents something of an interesting situation because leading one’s peers is not always the easiest thing to do. So here is a list of tips that I have collected over several...
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Christian University vs Bible College

When people outside of academia ask me where I work, and when they learn that I am at a Christian university, I sometimes get this response: “Oh, you work for a Bible college.”  I am always disappointed that all of Christian higher education is painted with a single brush. Bible Colleges serve an important function,...
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Fireproof Faith

October 26, 2017. My mother’s home, which she shares with my stepdad and two brothers, went up in flames. One of my dogs made it out, but my 11-year-old mutt Killey died in the fire. The insurance company claimed it 100% loss, and with our assets grossly underinsured, the local community rallied together to donate...
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Christian Higher Education

I loved my college experience. I attended public institutions with strong academics. As a believer, I sought opportunities at school and in the community to grow in my faith, make Christian friends, and learn from caring mentors. Many of those people are still close friends today. I also had a few professors who presented ideas...
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Colorful Language

Perhaps the most important element of language style is the ability to use figures of speech in order to turn a memorable phrase. A figure of speech varies from the ordinary meaning of words to make a description unique, vivid, and memorable. While the following certainly is not an exhaustive list, here are seven figures...
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Silent Night, Holy Night

I love this time of year. The music, the time with friends and family, and the cooler weather all come together to make the Christmas season feel unique and special. I especially love taking my kids to look at Christmas lights. I love seeing the ambient glow of meticulously decorated houses light up their amazed...
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Fret Not

I appreciate people caring to know about my life, yet I find it difficult to answer, “How are you?” It seems like such a big question. How do I know what someone is really asking? Is the question really an extended form of a greeting? Is it their go-to question when talking with others, and...
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