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Fall 2009 | Volume 27, Issue 3

Making the most of college (fourth annual)

As we put together this fourth Making the Most of College issue of Comment, I was aware that we are addressing it to my own children and their friends. And so I dedicate this issue to them, and begin it with a prayer.

Jim Cotter writes his paraphrase—or "unfolding," as he prefers to call it—of Psalm 136 "in solidarity with research scientists; and with those who help others handle change and resolve conflicts; and in gratitude for a marvellous universe..."

11 Articles In this Issue
01
Rondeau (1st place): "We Learn It All" by Dyana Herron

The winner of Comment's poetry contest; the 2009 form was: rondeau.

02
Editorial: A benediction by Gideon Strauss

As my colleagues and I put together this fourth annual Making the Most of College issue of Comment, I was vividly aware that we are addressing it, for the first time, also to my own children, and their friends. And so I dedicate this issue to them, and begin it with a prayer for blessing over students in 2009-2010.

06
Long distance friendships by Heather Dewey, Denise Frame Harlan

Eyeing graduation, a junior asks how to keep friends after school.

18
A student's guide to the "whole big ecosystem" of culture by Ken Myers

With tours through durability, community and attentiveness, plus a long tarry in poetry.

28
Come and see: look out for The Fellows Initiative by Steven Garber

College grads are being vocationally mentored through a church program that's spreading across more than a dozen states.

34
The missing manual by John Seel

College is work. Or, at least, college done well is work. An interview with the authors of Getting the Best out of College.

41
Rondeau (2nd place): "We Learn To Love" by James K.A. Smith

The second-place finisher in Comment's poetry contest; the 2009 form was: rondeau.

42
Solomon the scholar by David K. Naugle

What would you ask God to do if you could ask him for anything at all?

48
As far as postmodernism goes... by Alissa Wilkinson

Understanding postmodernism's claims can sharpen Christians and improve our churches.

55
Rondeau (3rd place): "Curriculum" by W.F. Lantry

The third-place finisher in Comment's poetry contest; the 2009 form was: rondeau.

56
How SHOULD we teach art?  

How three art professors at Christian colleges seek the right mix of studio, history, theory and the other elements of teaching art.



Contributors to this Issue