The following article has been adapted from chapter 8 of Cultivate: Forming the Emerging Generation through Life-on-Life Mentoring by Jeff Myers with Paul and Paige Gutacker. Christians of all ages need mentors. You may feel called to step up and mentor someone in your church, school, small group, or workplace but do not know where to start. This article lays out the first step. Preparation. Prepare Yourself Mentoring relationships are vital to success in life, but… Read More →Getting Started as a Mentor
In a complex and competitive world, people with excellent communication skills have a tremendous advantage over those without them. Most jobs—even so-called “unskilled” positions—require public speaking, and even companies hiring for jobs which focus primarily on technical skills increasingly hire candidates who possess strong communication abilities over those who do not.
The South Korean public has a nickname for Captain Lee Jun-seok: “The evil of Sewol.” Sewol is the name of the ferry that sunk last Wednesday, resulting in the death of over 100 people. Nearly 200 people are still missing. For the two and a half hours in which the Sewol was sinking, only 179 of 475 passengers were saved. During that time, the captain abandoned his ship and his passengers.
Many speak on the decline of American education, especially higher education. Though education (Christian education in particular) was high on the priority list of our founders (Harvard was founded in 1636!), many institutions quickly drifted from the strong moorings of a Biblical worldview. This morning, I was struck with how this really happens. I receive a daily email from T.M. Moore, dean of the Wilberforce Forum’s Centurions Program. This morning, Moore clarified for me that, in reality, institutions don’t drift. People drift, and therefore institutions drift.