Essay Why College Matters to God

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1. The author (Ostrander) emphasizes that students should not stress out over choosing a major. He tells us that what one majors in is less important than the overall qualities, knowledge base, and the skills that one develops. Ostrander also points out that a major is much less important than the skills that people gain by using a quote from an executive, “I look for people who take accountability, responsibility and are good team people over anything else. I can teach the technical.”
2. Going to a liberal arts college is like training for the Olympics without knowing what event you are going to participate in. You have to make sure that you are the best you can be in every way. You would have to be a great runner, swimmer and even
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8. Christian Universities demonstrate the “integration of faith and learning” in the classroom in several ways. One way that is particularly appealing to me is that there is no topic that we cannot talk about in the classroom. In public schools they have the separation of church and state so they are not allowed to talk about a number of things like creationism. The great thing about Christian Universities is that that separation does not apply in our classrooms and we can talk about secular views and compare and challenge them next to biblical views.
9. If we are going to develop ourselves as image bearers of God and make the most of our lives on this earth college education in our society is an important factor that allows us to do so. Rick Ostrander tells us in his book that going to a Christian college not only helps us learn from a Christian point of view but also prepares us to take on this world with the knowledge and experience we need to live how God has intended us to live.
10. Attending a Christian college is significantly different from attending a public university because a Christian college will help you focus more on God’s purpose and will for your life rather than your own. As Christians we need training around other Christians and we need to learn concepts from a biblical prospective. A college based around Christian beliefs helps expand our minds into people who question the culture around us and shapes us into the people God intended us to