FREEBIE: “Addressing Your Future Self” Discussion Starter
21 October 2016
In the News Ireland—A movement is underway to boost young people’s mental health by having them write positive letters to their future selves. ReachOut, a nonprofit group based in Ireland, began the “Note to Self” campaign on college campuses, and it’s since gone viral. Young..
FREEBIE: “No Need to Despair, Christians Advised” Discussion Starter
14 October 2016
In the News Washington, D.C.—Christians who are discouraged and disillusioned by the 2016 presidential campaign are being reminded not to give up. In response to a New York Times article that characterized evangelical Christians as despairing, Carmen Fowler LaBerge writes that the word “despair” should..
FREEBIE: “Trump’s Evangelical Support Baffles Christian Author” Discussion Starter
03 October 2016
In the News Washington, D.C.—Best-selling author Philip Yancey is shocked that followers of Jesus are supporting Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a man he says “stands against everything that Christianity believes.” Yancey, 67, says, “I am staggered that so many conservative or evangelical Christians would..
FREEBIE: “Americans Protest, Pray After More Shootings” Discussion Starter
23 September 2016
Americans Protest, Pray After More Shootings In the News Charlotte, N.C.—Racial tensions escalated this week after black men in two more U.S. cities were shot and killed by police officers. Reactions varied dramatically, however: Violent riots in Charlotte, North Carolina, led to a national emergency..
FREEBIE: “Chinese Parents Camp Out on Campus” Discussion Starter
16 September 2016
In the News Shanghai, China—Hundreds of “love tents” pop up every fall on Chinese university campuses, and the residents are parents, not students. Parents—and often extended family members—who travel long distances with their college freshmen often have difficulty finding accommodations. So universities have devised the..