Leland Ryken

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  • Liberal Arts For The Christian Mind Leland Ryken

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    A liberal arts education prepares us for more than just a vocation but rather all of life. In the book Liberal Arts for the Christian Mind Leland Ryken says that “A liberal education prepares people to do well in all that they may be called to do in life” (L. Ryken 19). Yet as Christians we must factor our calling to a life service into this equation. Ryken also says “Loving and serving God should be the foundation for everything else that you do at college.” The Christian liberal arts is the most

  • Essay On Personal Reflection

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    To dive into this idea further, I decided it would be beneficial to get to know myself better and the desires God has placed within my heart through the completion of two personal reflection exercises. One of these two exercises required my response to the question, “If you could convince someone to pay you to do what you love, what would you be doing? What might this mean for your vocation(s)?” In answering this question, I started to wonder about my aspiration to be a chemist (currently, leaning

  • College Is Like A Marriage

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    College is like a marriage. You can marry a Christian, a non-Christian, or no one at all. Who you marry carries influence to shape you through a meaningful relationship. That is why it is so important as a Christian to marry someone who believes in Christ, so that together you can grow in your love for Christ and as a result, for each-other. Once you marry someone, regardless of religion you have two options. To live your days intentionally committed to growing, connecting, and learning with your

  • Narrative Essay For College

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    Gowing up to spend the past 18 years of my life on the Chicago Westside has been an interesting journey. I currently live in the Austin community, where there is a population of 98,514 in 2010 and 85.1% is Black, 8.58% is Hispanic, and 4.43% is White. Growing up in an area of complete violence and poverty felt like a game. Making sure you stay on your side of the block, making sure you’re home before dark, and even making sure you never walk alone. Never. A lot of people get scared when they hear

  • Analysis Of The Book ' Collis Potter '

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    Collis Potter Huntington was a man who was known for his nonstop ambition, great railroad builder and an extraordinary financier. Many people know him as part of “The Big Four” or the man who was involved in the transcontinetal railroads. The transcontinental railroads was Huntington’s prodigious project of his lifetime, but he had his hand in a little bit of every business in the United States. Huntington’s ambition did not let him stop after his success with the transcontinental railroad, he kept

  • History of the Big Four Men Railroad System

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    the men known in building the Central Pacific Railroad, the western portion of the First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States. The four men were Leland Stanford who was the President, Collis P. Huntington who was the Vice President, Mark Hopkins who was the Treasurer, and Charles Crocker who was the Construction Supervisor. Leland Stanford was born in the year of 1824 in Watervliet, New York, and was raised on family farms. Stanford began law school around the year 1848. Stanford got

  • Reflection On Early Childhood

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    Early Childhood Task 2: Instruction Commentary TASK 2: INSTRUCTION COMMENTARY Respond to the prompts below (no more than 6 single-spaced pages, including prompts) by typing your responses within the brackets following each prompt. Do not delete or alter the prompts. Commentary pages exceeding the maximum will not be scored. You may insert no more than 2 additional pages of supporting documentation at the end of this file. These pages may include graphics, texts, or images that are not clearly

  • The Characteristics Of Selfless In The Life Of Pat Tillman

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    The professional football player and soldier, Pat Tillman, was born on November 6, 1976, in Fremont, California. As Tillman was attending Leland High School, he was very talented in football, and led his team to a Central Coast Division I Football Championship. After high school, Tillman moved on to playing at Arizona State University to win many awards, and get an undefeated season. Following his college career, Tillman was drafted to the Arizona Cardinals. Tillman remained selfless, determined

  • Self Education Essay

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    Within the book, “The Students Calling”, Leland Ryken states that, “All education is ultimately self-education” (15). There are multiple ways we can decipher what he is saying. In the literal sense of what he is saying, I disagree completely because it is absolutely impossible to be self-educated your entire life. On the contrary, if we are to understand the figurative meaning behind what Leland is saying, then I would agree with him because everyone learns differently than each other. Before I can

  • Self Education Essay

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    learner. It is because of this that Leland Ryken said in his speech, the students calling, that “All education is ultimately self-education” I believe Ryken is correct, everything we learn is processed by us, through either direct or unconscious thought. First, it needs to be realized that self-education as defined by Ryken is different than that of self-directed learning. In the context of The Students Calling, Ryken states

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