Links I Like [5.14]

1. 15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out to Tell a Bigger Story

2. Recalculating Kenya’s GDP

3. 21 of the Greatest Graduation Speeches
Confession: I have a soft spot for semi-intellectual overly existential graduation speeches.

4. Development Economics Defined?

5. Who Wants to Farm?

6. Pictures of North Korea

7. Bonus! Info-graphic from an excellent special issue of Science Magazine on the Science of Inequality.




This is it, I graduate from Calvin College this week. It is a bittersweet feeling. It feels clique to say this, but it truly is the epitome of bittersweet. The people who told me before beginning college that the next four years were going to be the best years of my life, were correct.

My time at Calvin has been fun, difficult, busy, challenging, affirming, and enlightening. It has been a time when I have worked hard and played hard, served God and served neighbor, studied what I loved and loved what I studied. I thought, learned, followed, prayed, built lifelong friendships, sang, worshiped, and took notes, a lot of notes.

At the same time Calvin has prepared me to create and follow a vision for my life, however vague and unclear it may be at the moment. Calvin has taught me how to leave this campus, go out into the world, serve God, and restore it. I am excited to put into practice what I have learned. Over the years I have learned that it is possible and even imperative to be faithful to God in every aspect of my life.

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