Should Professors Admit to Being Broken?

Should Professors Admit to Being Broken?

I have had people suggest that perhaps I am too transparent with my students. I don’t think that’s true. I tend to admit to having problems. I think it’s called being real. As a mature Christian – read old (I’ll be 70 in February) – I have been through a lot in my life. I have openly shared that in my classes. I also share that I would not have made it through a lot of those experiences if it hadn’t been for God. I believe that knowing that I deal with depression has helped my students – both here at ACU and at previous schools – feel that they can come to me and talk about their problems. The fact that I have admitted that I have not always followed Christ as I should have has helped students know that they could come to me with ANY problem they were facing – including those of a sexual nature. They know I will NOT be shocked by anything they share, and I will do my best to be understanding and loving. They also know I am not going to tell them something is right when it’s not! I’ve sinned enough in my life to know the consequences of “sowing the wind,” and all that “reaping the whirlwind” I’ve done would be wasted if I did not share it with my people! Sheila Walsh has written a number of books about her experiences trying to be the “perfect Christian” that she thought she should be. When she finally had a major breakdown, she spent some time in a mental hospital...
ACU reputation grows with new ‘best value’ ranking

ACU reputation grows with new ‘best value’ ranking

Arizona Christian University was recently named Arizona’s second ‘best value’ university, ahead of two major public universities and higher than any other private college or university in the Grand Canyon state. The rankings were based on graduation rate, net price, acceptance rate and 20-year net return on investment. This recognition follows closely after ACU was listed among the top 50 Christian colleges and universities in the nation, and was noted by Business Insider for being the most selective college of any kind in the state of Arizona, putting ACU on a list with numerous Ivy League schools. “We are blessed that the hard work, dedication, sacrifice and prayers of our faculty, staff, administration and Board of Trustees to make Arizona Christian University an elite academic institution are now being recognized and validated by independent sources at the national level,” said President Len Munsil, who just completed his 5th year as ACU’s leader. “Even as we grow, you will not get lost in a crowd at ACU. Our entire community’s commitment to the academic and spiritual success and achievement of each and every student is rare in higher education, and truly sets us apart.” ACU’s cohesive and biblical general education curriculum – called “The CORE – Christian Liberal Arts for Cultural Transformation,” is the centerpiece of ACU’s commitment to preparing Christian leaders to “transform culture with truth” – to engage the world in every area of influence, from full-time ministry to business, from government to media, from health care to education, from music to family counseling. With record enrollment this fall, these national and state rankings are additional evidence of...
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