Friday, March 13, 2009

30 Questions Poll:
Poll: Which questions, in your opinion, do you feel you need the answers to the most (Top 5 in order), based on questions you and your friends have?

1. Who is God, and what is He like?
2. What is the Trinity?
3. Who is Jesus, and what is His message?
4. Why did Jesus die on the cross?
5. How do I know Jesus really rose from the dead?
6. Who is the Holy Spirit, and what does He do?
7. How do I get plugged in to the power of the Holy Spirit?
8. Is the Bible really God’s word, and does it really relate to my life?
9. What is truth, and can I know it with certainty?
10. What is sin, and how does it impact my life and my relationships with others?
11. Why does God allow evil in the world?
12. What is a Christian, and how does a person become one?
13. If Jesus is the only way to heaven, are all other religions wrong?
14. What about people who have never heard about the Gospel?
15. What is the Great Commission, and how does it relate to me?
16. Is there a real heaven and hell, and what are they like?
17. Is there a judgment day, and what difference should it make in my life?
18. Can I really be forgiven for all my sins, even the really bad ones?
19. Will God ever leave me or forsake me?
20. Who are Satan and his demons?
21. How do I engage in spiritual warfare?
22. What is the Church, and why should I be involved?
23. What are spiritual gifts, and how do I discover mine?
24. How should the return of Christ impact my life?
25. What is prayer, and how do I do it?
26. Why should I study my Bible, and how do I do it?
27. How do I defend my faith?
28. Who am I, where did I come from, and what is my purpose?
29. Did God create everything, and why does it matter?
30. How can I worship God in everything I do?

Based off the D2S 30 Core Truth Questions
4-Day School Week Gaining Steam as Cost-Cutting Measure
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. — With the nation's school districts strapped for cash, more are considering a schedule that delights students and makes working parents cringe: Class only four days a week.

By extending school hours and eliminating a day of classes each week, education officials say they could save busloads of money on transportation and utilities.

While there's still debate about how much districts will save, proponents say the shortened week can improve attendance and teacher retention. As for academics, studies have shown the four-day schedule does not hinder student achievement, and may even help improve test scores.

Some districts have even reported fewer disciplinary referrals and more classroom participation.

"It's hard to get to the why, of course, because so many things affect student achievement," said Andrea D. Beesley of Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning in Denver.

State laws govern how many days students must attend class each year. In places where four-day weeks are allowed, districts are required to hold an equivalent number of instructional hours. That typically means adding just over an hour of class each day.

For the complete story check out: Fox News