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Generational guidance

Q&A | Helping tomorrow’s leaders navigate a changing world
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/13/18, 02:35 am

Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries, which trains Christian students to think and act Biblically. Here are edited excerpts of our discussion in front of Patrick Henry College students last March.

Two decades ago you told me four disruptive questions to ask if someone is ranting in a debate: “What do you mean by that? Where do you get your information? How do you know you’re right? What happens if you’re wrong?” I’ve added two more: “How did you arrive at that conclusion? Do you think that’s the whole story?”

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Values education

Education | Pathways Academy seeks to build boys into ‘men of honor’
by Emily Belz
Posted 7/24/18, 10:52 am

It was 9 a.m., and the seventh-grade boys at Pathways Academy were filling out a worksheet on Red Scarf Girl by Ji-li Jiang, a memoir of the Cultural Revolution under Mao Zedong. When they finished, one of the boys passed out a local newspaper, The News-Times, for them to read during the few remaining minutes of class. Posters they made from other books they had read, like To Kill a Mockingbird, hung on the wall.

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Go and do likewise

Hope Awards | These Hope Award winners are worthy of votes, financial support, and even imitation
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/19/18, 05:03 pm

YouTube is a great resource for ideas about backyard do-it-yourself projects: brick pizza oven, fire pit, wave pool, foam pit, putting green, mini metal foundry, mini ice rink, chicken coop, pig pen, and—the most audacious—a personal fountain of youth.

Our annual Hope Awards for Effective Compassion stories can also be a great resource. Stunt videos often come with a warning: “Kids, don’t try this in your own backyards.” Our Hope Awards stories come with a welcome: Local Christians can and do emulate the compassion we bring to their attention.

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