Here I write pondering the exaltation of suffering in Christian scripture as a sign of future heavenly exaltation. What do I say to sufferers of other faith traditions? My suffering, our Christian suffering, is privileged?
With news that the graduate Stafford loan rates will increase next year, and New York Times headlines like 'It Takes a B.A. to Find a Job as a File Clerk,' you don't need to look far to see that the higher education experience is broken.
While the consequence of being authentic and great will not likely lead to exile or death in a civilized society, it may lead to rejection. We must ask ourselves, "is being authentic and great worth this rejection?
Teacher is one of the most accomplished and prolific street artists in Los Angeles. True to his name, Teacher's focus has been on education and the vital need to focus on the most important resource we have: our children.
What do my teens feel about what's happened in Nigeria? Or about the fact that in some parts of the world, attempting to pursue an education could cost a girl her freedom and her life? What do the their teenage friends think? What's the buzz in the high school halls?
When I arrived to the island, I saw a thriving clinic with lines of pregnant women outside. When I asked the nurse why so many women now use the clinic, she said, "Because of the yellow suitcase." I wondered: How could a suitcase save a life?
Giving is good for your health. Well, if you wanted a selfish reason, there you have one! A study last year at the University of Exeter Medical School found that volunteering was connected to lower rates of depression.
I've been on this path for four years (knock on wood), and can tell you It's not all fluff and feel good intentions, but its 100 percent completely worth the journey. So if you're thinking of changing the world, here's some tips on how to stay sane.
Media, I challenge you to overexpose, create frenzy, exploit actions not taken to preserve the life and well-being of these girls, and to encourage a global movement to take action to bring these girls home.
Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 30 elementary school kids crawl right into the "Cat Colony" of The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, Pennsylvania, crack open a book, and snuggle up to the strays.
This is the power of the Ignite Good organization. I no longer feel the speaker's remorse from last night will be permanent. I now understand that my personal narrative is an ever-evolving story with many characters, twists, and turns.
If I clicked my mouse one more time and didn't take that leap, I would have continued to do disservice to everyone, including myself. Our genius lies in our truth and when we pursue it, the world gets to experience it.