The Heart of Christian Higher Education

I am often asked, what distinguishes education at a Christian university from education at secular schools? Certainly, our faculty must be Christians and we have a set of community standards that reflect our faith commitment; our students are required to take Bible courses and attend chapel. But is there really anything different about the education...
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5 Tips to Improve Listening

Most of us spend more time listening than we do talking. Listening is a learned skill. Since it is a learned behavior it is something that can be improved upon. Whether you are a student or a working adult in a business meeting, you should find the following tips helpful when listening to others. Concentrate...
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Why You Should Study Abroad

Study Abroad is an excellent means of educating beyond the standard curricula on the degree plan. Interaction with peoples and cultures different from one’s own is something which every student should encounter before graduation. Even a weeklong learning experience will provide insight one could rarely gain in the traditional classroom or a global online mode...
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Rethinking Cognitive Dissonance

We were all shaken and dismayed by the recent violence and turmoil that unfolded in Charlottesville, VA, and in other places throughout the country. It can be hard to understand why these sorts of things keep happening. Just a few weeks ago, a bizarre extension of this tension manifested itself in the form of a...
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See One, Do One, Teach One

“See one, do one, teach one” is a phrase that is believed to have been coined by William Halstead, MD. Dr. Halstead created the first surgical residency-training program in the United States at John Hopkins. The catch phrase is a simple teaching model, but is it effective? I can teach my nine-year-old daughter how to...
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3 Keys to Winning at Argument

I have been a professional arguer all my life. As a professor of Business Law and Ethics, I employ the Socratic method to help my students refine truth through the crucible of continuous argument. As a pastor, I argued for the cause of Christ every Sunday, and every chance I could between Sundays. Before that,...
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Plan for Your Future

For most incoming students, moving to college for the first time is an exciting chance to start something new. Whether you are moving far away from home or staying closer, you are still trying something new and exciting that will challenge you and help you grow in so many different ways. Often, when talking to...
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Completing the FAFSA

Creating an FSA ID It is strongly recommended that you create an FSA ID, a username and password combination that allows you to sign your FAFSA® form electronically. Your FSA ID also can be used to sign loan contracts and to access certain information online. You can get your FSA ID as you fill out the...
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