Marvin Olasky

Marvin is editor in chief of WORLD and the author of more than 20 books, including The Tragedy of American Compassion. His latest book is World View: Seeking Grace and Truth in Our Common Life. Follow Marvin on Twitter @MarvinOlasky.

Send bears, not sheep

| College survival suggestions from students and parents
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/18/97, 12:00 am

God's grace: that's the lesson inherent in many of the 200 letters received in response to "The tragedy of American college education" (Aug. 23/30). Amazingly, as sheep are about to eaten up by wolves in shepherd's clothing, the Good Shepherd calls them, and his sheep follow that strong voice. But does that mean we pay no attention to the wolves? Should we be sinfully complacent, so that grace might more abound? By no means.

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Exercise due diligence

| Questions to ask before selecting a Christian college
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/11/97, 12:00 am

As last week's mailbag showed, many people have fond memories of how they grew intellectually and spiritually at Christian colleges. Regent University's Terry Lindvall, for example, wrote that he "learned to swim in the deep rough waters of culture with Christian lifeguards around. The faculty of Southern California College in the wild late '60s not only gave my slippery feet a solid foundation, but remain my friends and colleagues today."

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Amazing grace

| Bulging mailbags bring some good news
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 10/04/97, 12:00 am

A month ago, when I asked readers to send in letters about college experiences, I expected we would get a couple of dozen.

Instead, we received a couple of hundred. Next week we'll look at some of the negative letters about Christian colleges, but our Mailbag page this week celebrates the positive, and we are glad to see many institutions praised.

On this page I will attempt to summarize the two main themes of the many letters about life in non-Christian academic settings: (1) it's tough, and (2) God's grace is alive.

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