From Pastor Sam
It’s like starting anything well.
I recently said to a teacher, “I’m not as concerned with your students getting it ALL, just so they don’t get it WRONG.”
In other words, I am less interested in pursuing exhaustive knowledge than I am in ensuring that students don’t go away believing things that are false.
According to John Piper’s address at a recent donor reception for Bethlehem College & Seminary, education is the instilling of habits of mind and heart that incline and enable students for the rest of their lives to ...
Today, May 14, the board of Bethlehem College & Seminary meets for six hours, and tomorrow marks the date of the fifth commencement exercises since the school officially became a college & seminary (instead of an institute). This year's Commencement is also the first since the school earned accreditation from the Association of Biblical Higher Education.
With thanks to God, graduates will mark this milestone in their individual adventures with God.
Annually, Beloit College releases a list of observations about the incoming class of freshmen. Here are some selections from this year’s list.
Incoming college freshmen are in a chapter of life called “emerging adults,” a season of significant change, which can be disorienting. They face pressures related to school, work, family, finances, eating & sleeping, keeping up with homework, friends, social media … how are they to stay grounded? Faith can become merely private, making no demands on one’s public life, but becoming subjective and in many ways irrelevant. The result can include giving up Christian roots altogether.
If I say, "Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night," even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with you.––Psalm 139:11
David states the obvious: The God who speaks light into existence (and who by speaking it into existence brings the entire material universe into being) cannot be blinded by darkness.
America’s Research Group interviewed presidents, vice presidents, heads of science departments, and heads of religion departments at 200 Christian colleges. When it comes to biblical authority, Britt Beemer reports “cause for concern in the curriculum, conflict between departments, and confusion among leaders on many levels.”
The following data comes from Already Compromised, by Ken Ham and Greg Hall (with Britt Beemer of America’s Research Group):
It is common for people to give books as gifts or loans, and it’s generally a good idea.
Often, gifted or loaned books match some role in the recipient’s life. Moms receive books containing tips for mothering. Pastors receive books on pastoring. Cooking enthusiasts receive cookbooks. And sometimes members of a seminary board receive books from the president who asks for feedback after reading.