Articles

February 6th, 2017

The Lost Purpose for Learning: An Essay on United States Education With Implications for All Nations

"We don't find meaning in learning, we bring meaning to learning. If we can, that is. "Whatever!" seems to be a common bored attitude of children toward school. Bribes, or threats, or lures of a future well-paying job fail to inspire them. This is to be expected, if we fail to give them a...

September 18th, 2014

What Is the Vocation of a Student?

My motivations for going to college were mainly economic. I didn’t know what a vocation was and had never taken the time to figure out how my time as a student would fit into the tapestry of my life. Getting good grades was driven by my desire to have a good GPA, so I could improve my...

Channel(s): Calling and Career
November 3rd, 2011

Students Become More Spiritual in College

UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute conducted a longitudinal study to assess the spirituality of college students during their undergraduate years. The study finds that while attendance at religious services decreased dramatically for most students between their freshman and junior...

Channel(s): Evangelism
October 13th, 2011

U.S. Students' Entrepreneurial Energy Waiting to Be Tapped

A Gallup Student Poll found that many students have entrepreneurial ambitions that could drive future job creation. Yet many students are not getting the education and work experience they need to achieve their goals.

September 29th, 2011

Dose of Humility With a Harvard MBA

by Melissa Korn When you take the reins as a leader, "you start suddenly believing that your words are more important than everybody else's," says Dr. Nitin Nohria, dean of the Harvard Business School. In this interview with WSJ reporters, he talks about making ethics a centerpiece of...

Channel(s): Leadership: Workplace
via Acton
September 19th, 2011

Inner-city Education Fails without the Church

Dr. Anthony Bradley is associate professor of theology at The King's College in New York City and a research fellow at the Acton Institute. In this article he discusses the importance of the church in solving problems in inner-city education.

May 27th, 2011

Ethics in the Executive Suite | John Bogle, Founder of Vanguard Funds

John Bogle is founder, chairman, and CEO (ret’d) of The Vanguard Group. He is probably best known for promoting low-cost investing by being the first to offer individual investors access to index funds. Watch the video at this link where he recently spoke at Princeton's Faith & Work...

Channel(s): Ethics, Workplace Culture