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Messiah College Adds New Sports Option

  Messiah College has recently announced the opening this fall of a new Disc Golf course (think Frisbees). Here is a bit from the announcement: Messiah College, recognizing the diverse appeal of the sport, decided to build its own course on the college’s 471-acre campus. The course, free and open to the public, has a […]

The Cure for the Full Inbox?

A friend of mine posted a link to this “Email Charter“, a list of suggestions that could help all of us keep better control on the contents of our email inbox! 1. Respect Recipients’ Time This is the fundamental rule. As the message sender, the onus is on YOU to minimize the time your email […]

Does Smoking Pot Lower IQ?

Apparently, the answer is yes. (HT: Josh Wood) And worse, if you start young, it appears the brain is less able to regain the IQ points lost while smoking. We could have a discussion about the methodology used, and we should beware that correlation does not imply causation in an observational study such as this. […]

Measuring Ministry Success without Worrying About Numbers

A nice piece on effective youth ministry from Kurt Willems today. (HT: Rob Martin) Willems talks about his experience early in his career as a youth pastor where he was basically told that the worth of his ministry was related to how many students showed up. Willems suggests a different economy: Many people ask me […]

An Impressive Word of Encouragement

Thanks to several of my Messiah friends and the Messiah College Facebook page for pointing out this video this morning from Joni and Friends. In the video, Joni Eareckson Tada speaks about the work of the Collaboratory, and how they’ve partnered with her ministry to reach out to people with disabilities around the world. Check it […]

The Power of Introverts

This is an amazing and powerful talk from Susan Cain at TED this year about the power of introverts. She suggests that our current education and work environments have shifted from catered toward introverts to heavily favoring extroverts. She asks for us to provide space for both. This is worth the listen, and consideration for […]

We’ve Got Great Alumni

Here is the latest example of our great alumni in the Department of Information and Mathematical Sciences here at Messiah College. In the controversial rankings of 4th through 8th grade teachers in New York City, class of 2005 alumna Kelly (Toolan) Hudson is listed as the 10th best mathematics teacher in the city. She’s also […]