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Point Park University students embody the Parable of the Talents

The Rev. Rodger Woodworth, lead pastor of New City Church in downtown Pittsburgh and Director of Cross-Cultural Ministries for the CCO, enjoyed watching some Point Park University students learn by doing.

For many college students, $100 is a lot of money. It could represent a month’s worth of snacks, a few nights out with friends to a movie, or even a book or two for classes.

So, when 10 Point Park University students who attend New City Church, Downtown, were chosen to demonstrate the Biblical parable of the Master and the Talents, it was hard not only to figure out how to spend the money, but to resist spending it on themselves.

“Being a college student and giving me $100, I experienced a lot of temptation,” said Manny Brown, a sophomore from Gettysburg.

But the idea of the parable is to do good for others using one’s own talents.

Read the rest of this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article, Ten Pittsburgh students participate in a lesson from Bible.