"You're getting your inheritance early."
Those were my father's words to me as he explained that he was taking money that he might have left me in his will and spending it on my private school tuition. My father's reasoning was that I would be able to create more wealth for his grandchildren if he invested in my education.
Thanks to his wisdom, I would go on to graduate from Williams, one of most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the nation and to obtain my MBA from Harvard. more >>
Dr. James Dobson told Liberty University students on Monday that if you give it enough time, "life will trash your trophies," cautioning them not to focus on earthly accomplishments but on Resurrection day.
In front of the student body during the university's weekly convocation in Lynchburg, Virginia, the 80-year-old best-selling author and former president of Focus on the Family spoke on the same topic he had spoken about at an LU commencement ceremony 23 years ago.
In his remarks, Dobson recounted that when he was 18 years old, he dreamed of seeing his name on a tennis trophy in the trophy case at Point Loma Nazarene University, the school where he earned his first degree. more >>
The Rev. Franklin Graham has advised people to obey the instructions of police officers when stopped by them for whatever reason.
Over the past two years, some police shootings have garnered national attention and sparked public protests, especially in cases where the victims were unarmed African-Americans.
In a message posted to Facebook on Sunday, Graham advised "whites, blacks, Latinos, and everybody else" to follow the instructions of police if stopped by them. more >>
An elementary school cafeteria worker in Pennsylvania says she resigned from her position after a new school district policy forced her to take hot lunches away from two hungry students even though the school throws away pounds of food daily.
Stacy Koltiska, who worked for the Canon McMillan School District in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, worked for two years at Wylandville Elementary. However, last Thursday she announced that she was resigning because of her disagreement with a new school district policy that required her to take away lunches from two students.
Koltiska wrote in a Facebook post that under the new policy, which was enacted over the summer and immediately went into effect this school year, students who fall more than $25 in debt on their school lunch account will not be given a hot lunch. more >>
Would you ever think, in a million years, that honesty is absolute for Christian educators would need to be said? Isn't it obvious? Apparently not, at least in my mind!
Just this morning, reading my usual one chapter of Proverbs every day, I read, "Truthful witness by a good person clears the air, but liars lay down a smoke screen of deceit." (Proverbs 12:17 MSG)
"Deceit" ("The action or practice of deceiving someone by concealing or misrepresenting the truth.") is the translation of choice by all I checked. more >>
The United Methodist Church will no longer be involved in the formal approval of any of the board of trustee members for Duke University.
Duke had in its bylaws a provision granting that two annual conferences of the UMC had the formal authority to approve two-thirds of the 36 trustees, one-third per conference.
However, earlier in the year the UMC's North Carolina Conference and Western North Carolina Conference met with university officials and amended the bylaws to remove this formality. more >>