showing respect in an age of rebellion

“The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the… Continue reading showing respect in an age of rebellion

a spirit of responsibility in an age of opportunity

Today’s college graduates are often called the boomerang generation, a reference to their tendency to return home after graduation. I often joke with students about this, suggesting that they get their resume and job search in gear early so they won’t end up living in their parent’s basement. It’s no joke, unfortunately, as I indicated… Continue reading a spirit of responsibility in an age of opportunity

a spirit of humility in an age of entitlement

In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer This is the age of entitlement, and few things cause more difficulty for college graduates today than unreasonable expectations and overreaching self-esteem. Self-esteem, as it… Continue reading a spirit of humility in an age of entitlement

what hope looks like

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4. In a recent post, it's a jungle out there, I discussed the daunting challenges confronting college graduates today. It’s not just that the job market is slow.… Continue reading what hope looks like