The college semester is back in session, and our church is seeking to minister to the flood of students who descended upon the liberal arts college a couple of blocks down the road. At 30, I am already beginning to feel that drift, as the gulf of experience between me and these young men and … Continue reading I Was a Lost Pinky Toe in College
On Sunday, Dr. Michael Coulter shared an article about higher ed institutions changing their names. He posted the playful remark: "For GCC alums: Other colleges have changed names. What if GCC renamed itself? [my preferred name: Ketler College] The 'city' in GCC makes some think we are a community college." What ensued was a lively … Continue reading Grove City College: What’s in a Name?
College education has changed a lot in the past two decades. While the demand for bachelor's degrees has ballooned, many institutions have struggled to keep enrollment up in an increasingly aggressive market. Extension campuses and online/modular classes have made it possible for larger universities to poach student pools who previously attended local colleges. T.V., websites, and … Continue reading The Deterioration of the Teacher & Student Relationship
A twenty-eight year-old does not have much hindsight. I admit that. Even so, as I look back it's impossible not to see many of the ways and means God has used to mold me. For the past three years, I've pastored a church in Newberry, SC, and it is strange how even basic summer jobs of … Continue reading My English Teachers Equipped Me To Be A Pastor
It's a shame when I hear people speak with lackluster tone about their Alma maters. It's almost as though college was a place they merely tolerated. They put their heads down and plowed through to that graduation stage where they were granted the wages for all of their efforts: a diploma. The classes were easy … Continue reading On Grove City College and Fostering a Liberal Arts Culture
[Robbie Schmidtberger is the Church Planting Resident at Grace and Peace Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA.] Not too long ago I was hired by my Alma Mater to be a part-time admissions counselor. And let me tell you what: it is a blast! Every conversation I have is kingdom-minded. I get to talk to congregations, … Continue reading So You Are Thinking about Seminary?
There is a great and intolerable evil lurking in homes across America. It is a conspiracy of indoctrination occurring on such a large scale that the fact it has gone unnoticed until now is bewildering. It is taught at home even beginning in the early months of a child's life, reinforced throughout grade school, and … Continue reading A Modest Proposal: Don’t Indoctrinate Your Kids