Just Friends, No Benefits

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_lh5fR4DMA Kind of reminds me of the movie When Harry Met Sally. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFWGOKuFyjk It seems some things in college life never change, right?

Understanding & Reaching Wireless Students

Whether you are a high school teacher, a high school pastor, or the parent of a high schooler we all have the same problem. How do we understand and reach the teenagers in front of us with messages that matter?  I’ve found that this lead in question is often the problem. We are a generation…… Continue reading Understanding & Reaching Wireless Students

College isn’t for everyone

The cost of college has gotten out of control When I tell people that I have never had a student loan and paid for my undergraduate (and the 50% of my graduate) studies out-of-pocket, their jaws drop. It’s true. Kristen and I both earned our bachelors degrees and walked across the stage at graduation debt-free.…… Continue reading College isn’t for everyone

3 Types of Freshmen Parents

“Let’s go watch freshmen arrival day!” I have a sick sense of humor. But I loved being on campus the day the new freshmen arrived at Moody. And one year I really did take the day off to enjoy the drama and help out a little bit with confused parents and freshmen. It’s a day…… Continue reading 3 Types of Freshmen Parents

Bad news for suburban kids

In the next few weeks millions of high school seniors will hear their name called and walk across the stage to recieve a high school diploma. There is an interesting phenomonon on graduation day that I’d like to point out. Kids in the city are typically pretty excited about the achievement. In the city graduation…… Continue reading Bad news for suburban kids

The mindset of college freshmen

Here is this year’s Beloit College Mindset list for 2008. For these students, Sammy Davis Jr., Jim Henson, Ryan White, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Freddy Krueger have always been dead. 1. Harry Potter could be a classmate, playing on their Quidditch team. 2. Since they were in diapers, karaoke machines have been annoying people at…… Continue reading The mindset of college freshmen