The Immediate Future

by John Mark Reynolds on June 10, 2011

As students graduate and enter the job market, what are their prospects? Are hopeful college graduates destined for disappointment, or is there a light at the end of the recession-shaped tunnel? Are there jobs out there? How can a graduate find them?

Join Dr. John Mark Reynolds, Director of the Torrey Honors Institute, and Dustin Steeve, a recent Torrey graduate and the Managing Editor of Evangelical Outpost, as they discuss the opportunities available to Torrey graduates and the skills and attitudes that a graduate needs in order to take advantage of them.

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Note: This podcast was recorded in April, 2010.


The End of the World: Why Christians are Culturally Defensive

by John Mark Reynolds on April 17, 2009

“If your child wants bread, give them bread and not stone.” Why is most of the Christian subculture perceived as ‘cheesy,’ derivative, and defensive? Why are few Christians, especially youth, convinced of Christianity’s meaningfulness, cultural force, and complexity?

Join John Mark Reynolds from the Torrey Honors Institute, Rebecca Fort of Wheatstone Academy, and Keith Buhler, a Torrey alumnus and Wheatstone Mentor as they discuss the challenges facing Christian youth in modern culture and how Wheatstone is uniquely positioned to assist youth in the growth of their faith.

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Tweets and Possibility Junkies: The Online “Conversation”

by John Mark Reynolds on April 12, 2009

Since human communication is only 15% verbal, what are the benefits and deficiencies of online communication? Is it a conversation? Or merely information distribution? Does it promote discussion and deep thinking or is it just “aphoristic” and “attention-getting?”

Join John Mark Reynolds and Paul Spears of the Torrey Honors Institute as they discuss the nature and virtues of new media as a form of community and communication with alumni Dustin Steeve.

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Why Are They Leaving?

by John Mark Reynolds on February 6, 2009

Over 50% of Christian students graduate college outside of the faith. Join John Mark Reynolds as he, Rebecca Fort (Executive Director of Wheatstone Academy) and Alishia Fry (Wheatstone Academy alumni and student at Torrey Honors Institute) discuss this phenomenon, its causes, and the ways Wheatstone Academy equips students to live for, and remain in, the Kingdom in a pervasively secular culture.

“Wheatstone Academy transforms the lives of Christian students, by engaging their minds and hearts in an unparalleled week-long experience. This summer, young men and women will be challenged by world-class Christian teachers with the vision of a life that sees the truth of Christianity and discerns the ideas that shape our culture.”

Torrey In Two Houses

by John Mark Reynolds on October 29, 2008

The Torrey Honors Institute is splitting into two houses: Morgan House and Johnson House. John Mark Reynolds, Paul Spears, and Fred Sanders (Professors all) discuss why the split was necessary, what it means for current students, and its impact on the future of Torrey.

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An Active Rest

by John Mark Reynolds on September 6, 2008

As the restful days of summer conclude and are eclipsed by the inauguration of a new school year, John Mark Reynolds, Fred Sanders, and Paul Spears reflect upon the importance and nature of play. Different from idleness–which is recognized as the devil’s playground–leisure not only offers rest from everyday toils, but encourages growth and wholeness.