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Degrees Without Jobs
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 10:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Kara Lofton Why are so many college graduates underemployed? RECENT YEARS HAVE witnessed a deluge of headline ...

College Debt Factor in Men and Women Entering Religious Life, CARA Survey Finds
Originally Posted: 01/23/2014 - 12:28pm | Type: Blog

Debt from college loans makes some men and women postpone joining a religious community, according to a survey of men and women professing final vows in a religious order. Debt fr ...

Transgender Theology Professor Asked to Leave Christian College
Originally Posted: 09/24/2013 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

A California Christian university has asked a professor who was once its chair of theology and philosophy to leave after he came out as transgender. A California Christian univers ...

To Our College-Bound Children: Your Parents Will Be OK
Originally Posted: 08/22/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

What do parents do when their nest empties out? One father told me, "First you cry. Then you run around the house naked." News bulletin to Michael Gerson's first ...

On Scripture: A Sinkhole of Debt
Originally Posted: 05/01/2013 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

Student debt recently passed the $1 trillion dollar mark. According to the Pew Research Center, while student loan debt has grown for everyone, the debt falls heaviest on the poor, with those in the lowest qui ...

After Winning Free Campus, Grand Canyon University Says 'No Thanks'
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

Five weeks after accepting a free, 217-acre campus in western Massachusetts, a for-profit Christian university has walked away from the gift. Five weeks after accepting a free, 21 ...

QUIRK: Who’s the Biggest Bro in the Presidential Race?
Originally Posted: 08/17/2012 - 2:23pm | Type: Blog

Today, Gawker answers that question by evaluating the candidates in sports, fashion, education, bro-pinions, and most importantly, beer. Which one’s got the best bro traits? Our current beer-loving commander i ...

QUIRK: How to Top 'The Dog Ate My Homework' Excuse
Originally Posted: 07/05/2012 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

According to the Associated Press, a 22-year-old student in Brazil claimed she was abducted and held hostage for 24 hours. She later confessed, saying: "she 'didn't want to upset her mother ...

'Study Drugs' Point to Greater Social Failure
Originally Posted: 06/18/2012 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

Beyond urging our kids to mortgage a large chunk of their futures away, it seems we’re compromising their health and perhaps mental well-being for the sake of some horse race that may or may not actually be re ...

Anne Lamott's Commencement Speech at U.C. Berkely: 'You Are Not Your Bank Account ... You Are Spirit.'
Originally Posted: 06/08/2012 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

Author Anne Lamott, one of our favorite Jesus-loving subversives, recently delivered the undergraduate and interdisciplinary studies commencement address at the University of California at Berkeley. ...

College Students Find Life 'Better Together'
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 9:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Eboo Patel Gathering people from different faiths to serve others is one way of living out the command of Jesus to offer comfort to the a ...

Unresolved ... Like Jazz
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 12:08pm | Type: Blog

What saves Blue Like Jazz, thankfully, is that it is a memoir with a difference. It isn’t a rose-tinted, romanticized account of some historical or celebrated figure. It is the memoir of someone who is very mu ...

Don't Blame College for Young People Leaving the Church
Originally Posted: 03/01/2012 - 12:51pm | Type: Blog

The “war on religion” has become a frequent bogeyman among Christian and political leaders. But the reason church leaders have failed to stem the tide of a generation heading for the exit door is that they kee ...

Students: Get Educated on Election Law Changes in Your District
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

Heads up, students! Efforts are already underway across the country to make it more difficult to vote, and if you’re not prepared, you may find yourself without an electoral voice come next November. ...