Vertical Thought: January - March 2006

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  • by Vertical Thought
Take the following quiz to learn some surprising things about credit cards and their use in the United States.
  • by Larry Greider
A look back tells us clearly where today's movies are headed. Are they morphing—shape shifting—your values?
  • by Amanda Stiver, David Treybig, James Capo
The Kansas Board of Education recently voted 6-4 to approve new science standards for the state's public schools that leave evolutionary principles in the curriculum but also include new phrasing that encourages students to question evolution's validity.
  • by Amanda Stiver, David Treybig, James Capo
Most Americans consider themselves to be Christian, but surprisingly few base their moral decisions on the Bible or even believe that absolute moral truth exists, according to a survey conducted by the Barna Group (, Aug. 9, 2005).
  • by Kristin Yarbrough
If your way is paid, you've got no worries. But if you're like most students, you'll find higher education will have a big impact on your finances. Here are some tips to help keep this cost under control.
  • by Mike Bennett
"Why do they make me learn all this dumb stuff? I never learn anything important at school!" Have you ever felt that way? Is your education out of your control? What if there were fun and interesting ways to discover the knowledge and wisdom you'll need to get where you want to go?
  • by Ken Treybig
Many young people have successfully retained their Christian beliefs while obtaining a degree. Here's how.
  • by Randy Stiver
Questioning authority has been a human activity for a long time. But have you ever wondered just whose authority should be questioned?
  • by Larry Greider
High school education in the United States has been on the decline for several years. What are the keys obtaining a good education, regardless of where you live?
  • by David Treybig
In trying to answer complex moral questions, most people today have embraced the self-empowering myth that whatever they sincerely believe is true. They forget about God and His Word.
  • by David Treybig
Whatever does not work with God. He alone makes the rules and determines truth. We only get to decide wether we will accept His authority and live by His instructions or not.
  • by Amanda Stiver
Vertical Thought discusses the pathway to a positive high school and college experience with Dan Salcedo, principal of Santa Ana High School in Santa Ana, California.
  • by Karen Meeker
Young people need to know how to use credit effectively. Many don't and pay a steep price to learn. Read this for some important advice about your money.