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  • July 11, 2014 - Reflections

    By Jean S. Horner
    The other day while walking down a corridor in a public building, I saw what appeared to be someone walking toward me. On coming closer, I found it was my own reflection in a huge mirror. For a moment it frightened me. Somehow a full-length reflection of one’s self is a startling thing. ...




A Day at a Time: Spoilers

By Scott Harrup
Sept. 14, 2014

Walk into your local bookstore looking to purchase the latest title from your favorite writer and you face a conundrum. You want to know enough about the book to determine if it really is worth the space on your shelf and the time in your day. But you don’t want to know too much.

Publishers try to help you tread that fine line, their promotional copywriters offering enough information on dust jackets to nudge you to acquire their latest titles without giving away any key information.

I interviewed President Kermit Bridges of Southwestern Assemblies of God University for this college edition of the Pentecostal Evangel, and found his remarks to be central to every one of this week’s features.

“I believe you must determine to be a Proverbs 3:5,6 man or woman,” Bridges said. “Trust God first in everything, and do not merely rely on your intellect and gifts. Acknowledge His hand at work in every area of your life.”

That primary reliance on God, as opposed to glorifying human intellect and ability, sets apart the Assemblies of God’s educational institutions. You will note a similar reliance on divine help in the tribute to Evangel University’s Robert Spence and the article about Trinity Bible College student Abigail Sailors.

Having cast a little light on what you will find in the following pages, I can assure you none of the above is a spoiler. Whether you are a high school student looking ahead to college, a parent seeking out godly educational alternatives for your child, or a mentor with the opportunity to shape a young life, the articles that follow can point you to biblical guidance.

Scott Harrup
Managing Editor

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