"As we enter the second decade of the twenty-first century, we have reached an all-time low in terms of our expectations for college students. Both parents and students seem to have ingested a lowest-common-denominator sedative that has led many to enter college with an overwhelming feeling of doubt and desperation. Many parents are content simply to see their children get through college without becoming dropouts, drunks, or drug addicts. In turn, students are content to graduate without their parents fi nding out how close they came to becoming all three."
So begins Burk Parsons' article in the current issue of Tabletalk. And the news gets worse. "Although this is not true everywhere, we have simultaneously lowered our standards of the institution and lowered our expectations of the student. But what is most disheartening is not our diminishing academic standards but the degree to which Christian parents and students have increasingly set their expectations on things below rather than things above."
Yes, but there is always hope. Find the source of the hope by reading "Deus Pro Nobis."