I’m a College Student Against Free Tuition

The conversation surprised me a bit.

While discussing recent political events with a few coworkers, someone made this statement to me.

“I’m surprised you weren’t a Bernie Sanders fan.”

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Bernie Sanders

A little taken back, I replied, “because of his ‘Free College Tuition’ policy? Yeah no. I’m good with paying my own.”

“Oh? Why’s that?”

There are a many good reasons. Let’s start with the most important fact.
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6 Ways to Mentor in 2017 [Article]

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It’s something that I’ve been incredibly passionate about. Not many people really think of it (particularly in the church setting).

You see it all the time in the business world with older, more experienced people mentoring the younger. The experienced take young professionals aside and teach them, train them to be better workers that are more effective at their jobs.

Do you see this within the church? Do you see Christians mentoring other Christians?

Many people complain about the large exodus of “millennial” Christians graduating from high school, college, along with apparent “graduation” from the church as well.

Whose fault is this?

Some might shift the blame to millennials themselves for being unteachable. Others would probably put the blame on the older generations for not being willing to take young men and women aside and invest time into them.

I think the REAL truth of the problem is somewhere in the middle.

Millennials either don’t feel like they need a mentor or they don’t want to inconvenience someone who seems very busy.

Older generations don’t want to mentor because they view millennials as either unteachable or too busy to sit down and talk (even over a cup of coffee!)

Whatever category you are in, it can be a little nerve wracking and awkward if you may not know HOW to start the mentoring process.

“So how do I start mentoring???”

If you find yourself asking this question. I wrote a little post over on The Church Accords to offer some ways you can get started this year.

6 Ways to Mentor in 2017

>>> Click Here To Read The Article <<<

 

Article: “The Problem with the Church?”

Over the past few years, I have been observing this growing dilemma – or obstacle for church growth rather – in my church as well as churches that I have visited.

We all see the fine lines between generations. Some generations use Snapchat constantly and others that read the newspaper daily.  There is nothing wrong with having differences in generational interests.

However, the problem persists when the lines are drawn on either side – particularly in the church – and there becomes a “them” and “us” within the church. This grows into divisiveness which becomes a greater problem and threat to the unity of the church.

Recently, I wrote an article for another blog that deals with this crucial problem and one way we can solve it….and the solution may surprise you. (COFFEE!!!)

>>> Click Here To Read The Article <<<

Make sure to check out The Church Accords and read some of their other posts! They have great stuff!

– Andrew M

Solar Powered Facebook Drone Providing Internet Access to the World

It’s here everyone. The moment we all seemed to be waiting for. Well probably not everyone, but the visionaries have been looking forward to this moment.

Facebook recently announced the results of a two-year project they’ve been working on…a solar powered, WiFi beaming drone.

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