A few weeks ago, someone told me I was kind and gentle.
I literally just stared at the person, unable to believe what I had just been called—but probably not for the reason you expect.
Let me explain by going back a few years.
Ever since school got out at the end of May, I’ve been experiencing my very first teacher summer. I’ve been spending my time sleeping in, doing some traveling to see family and friends, napping, and just generally resting.
Between busy summer adventures, classes, and commitments during the year, and everything else that comes with being a college student, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle of daily life. One of the best ways to relax and quiet your mind is by reading a book. But sometimes finding the perfect book can be a stressful task all its own. That's why we decided to do the hard work and create the perfect list of books for you.
As a Christian and a student at a liberal, secular university, I can say that the peer pressure to conform to non-Christian beliefs and values is staggering. The general atmosphere that surrounds many colleges and universities in the US is the belief that a student, no matter their background, should attend college with an open mind to new ideas. This seems great; on the outside, an open mind is presented as a belief that could only lead to an improved lifestyle. However, this belief leads some Christians to innocently question why they believe what they do, and then to a stronger, more assertive reason not to believe the same thing they did when they first came to college.