Posts Tagged ‘education’
The Bible and the Poverty Problem
by Matthew W. Bassford In 2003, social scientists Isabell Sawhill and Ron Haskins noticed three striking differences between poor people in America and the nonpoor. First, poor people generally hadn’t completed high school; the nonpoor had. Second, nonpoor people kept a steady job; poor people didn’t. Third, nonpoor people got married before having children; poor people…Read More
Do I have to give up my knowledge because my parents lied to get me into a good school?
Question: Hi, I finished my first year of college, and I’ve been struggling on and off with the sin of deceit for the past few months. I recently read some books in the New Testament recently, but I’ve become convinced recently that all dishonesty and deceit are sinful (Revelation 21:8 and Psalms 5:6). I didn’t…Read More
I’ve been going through a lot and I’ve just had it with life
Question: I need help. I’ve been going through a lot right now. But here is what is going on: We couldn’t afford to stay at my original house, so we had to move into a smaller house. Money is really tight right now. We’re poor. I don’t know if God is doing it to us.…Read More
Should a Christian attend a university operated by a denomination?
Question: I really like all of the information that you have on your website. I have used it as a reference many times in the past. I teach the teenagers in our congregation and have a question about colleges. One of our kids is planning on attending a Catholic university next year. When she told…Read More
I need some advice on time management
Question: I’d like some advice, if you will, on time management. School has gotten be really stressful at times due to the high amounts of work I receive. I know that school is important and when I get on my computer for schoolwork, the majority of times I get side-tracked to your website probably for…Read More
Should we wait until after we finished school to get married?
Question: Hello, I am a 21-year-old college student, and currently about five months pregnant. I am not married to the father, but we are engaged and have been together a little under two years. My parents know (I still live with them) and although my mother is not a Christian, my father, my brothers and…Read More
Which is more important: secular studies or Bible class?
Question: When brethren choose to attend secular classes or because of their secular studies schedule are unable to attend Bible study on evenings, do you think it’s fair to them to say that secular studies are more important? Answer: The secular world is always less important than the spiritual world. “The world is passing away,…Read More
How do I tell my parents they are pushing me too hard?
Question: Hello, I’m in the 10th grade. I’m a Christian. I was a bit bad in my studies, but I got my motivation and I’m starting to study a bit. However, my parents are pushing me a lot, and I’m starting to lose my motivation. But they still help me in studying. I don’t know…Read More
Is it wrong to be competitive in school?
Question: Is it wrong to be competitive in school? I know that God stresses the importance of education, but I see myself to be very competitive when it comes to grades. It’s not an ego thing where I get scores to show off or anything, but it is because I want to get into good…Read More
My sister and I want to go to college, but our dad objects. What should we do?
Question: Hello, sir, First off I would like to say that your website has been extremely helpful to me as a growing Christian. It has made a tremendous impact on my perspective of the world and has been a source of encouragement to me in times of difficulty. If you could give me some advice…Read More