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Thoughts on Father’s Day
It was Father’s Day weekend, so Bill shared his thoughts on matter — including some essays from kids on what their dad means to them. Essays, like these (courtesy of the National Center for Fathering):
“My dad is a Frito-Lay man. That is an important job because Frito-Lay means chips, which is food. That is so important because you could not live without food.”
“The dad in my life isn’t really my dad. He’s my Grandpa. But he’s been like a dad to me since before I was born…I hope that as I get older Grandpa will teach me all the stuff he knows about wood, and first-aid, and everything else he knows about. My Grandpa isn’t my Father, but I wouldn’t trade him for all the dads in the world.”
“Sometimes as a joke I’ll put my stinky socks in his briefcase, so at work the next day he will think of me! He’s always at the concerts and plays that I’m in, even though he lives about an hour away.”
You can read more of those essays by clicking here.
The value of Christian higher education
The numbers are troubling: the most recent research from the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that less and less high school graduates are opting to pursue higher education after graduation.
The reasons vary, but many high school students, and their parents, don’t see the cost of colleges and universities as ‘worth it’, when the economy continues to stutter and jobs are few.
Where do Christian institutions of higher learning lie in this trend?
For Dr. Alan Cureton, President of University of Northwestern, the value of a Christian, biblically-based education supersedes many of the concerns high school students and their parents may face when looking at their educational future.
President Cureton joined Dr. Bill Maier Live! to talk more about the value of Christian higher education, the future of University of Northwestern, and some of the challenges the institution faces in the future.
When speaking of some of the challenges of the current climate of our culture presents for Christian colleges, Cureton says:
“Postmodernism, through media, has influenced our students significantly. So, we have to start from scratch in establishing a biblical worldview of seeing seeing everything through the lens of God’s word, and understanding His creation and everything that has evolved from that. So that’s the biggest challenge we have at Northwestern, and what makes us distinctive.”
But what about the cost and reward for a degree in our anemic economy? Dr. Cureton says: