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March 15, 2022 46 min

In this episode of the Higher Education, Higher Purpose podcast, host Phil Cook speaks with Dr. Gene Habecker, the President Emeritus of Taylor University and author of “The Softer Side of Leadership”, essential soft skills that transform leaders and the people they lead. As a parent and leader, Dr. Habecker talks about the misconceptions about Christian schools and the importance of seeking help and support when choosing a school with your child. He shares many of the factors that are important to consider when deciding between higher education and Christian higher education. 


“The audience of one that we celebrate as people of faith is “What is God thinking of you?”, not whether or not it is going to be just about prestige. ” - Dr. Gene Habecker [37:12]


What You Will Learn:

  • [01:33] Stewarding your children’s gifts
  • [03:49] College: The most formative years
  • [05:50] Choosing a school as a parent
  • [07:20] Why are parents reluctant to choose Christian schools
  • [09:12] Identifying key issues
  • [10:50] Is forming a Christian worldview important to you?
  • [12:32] Christian Higher Ed. vs. Higher Ed.
  • [16:06] Virtual media bias
  • [18:21] The role of the church
  • [25:40] Campus networks and relationships
  • [28:34] Tips for parents
  • [34:10] The value of compare and contrast
  • [38:00] What moral climate do you want your child to be shaped by?
  • [40:15] Partnering with campuses
  • [43:15] The obstacles and future of Christian higher education


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