Category Education

To Be Another Person

In a fascinating article this month in The Atlantic, “The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans,”[1] Neal Gabler identified himself among the 47 percent of Americans who could not cover an unexpected $400 expense without resorting to debt or to selling something. He went on to describe the “financial impotence” of “a sizable minority or a […]

Abraham, Meet Jesus

Pretty much anyone with experience in American schools of education over the last several decades is thoroughly familiar with Abraham Maslow.  Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is legendary and has been wildly influential both in American education and in American culture, often influencing those who do not know Maslow at all. Maslow did not create the […]

Public education and a millstone

Any illusion some may have harbored that public education in America was still primarily about learning information and skills in academic subjects such as math, science, and history should now be put to rest for good. Public education is openly and clearly a political tool for the changing of society at large and the indoctrination […]

What Is Family Ministry? Part One.

Little Joe was born in Methuselah Baptist Church, and by the time he was ten years old, Little Joe recognized his sin and his need for forgiveness, he understood Christ’s death upon the cross, and he was saved. After his baptism, Little Joe continued in the programs of the church and grew through the church’s […]

Moody, Values, Abdication

As the Religion News Service (RNS) reported in its headline late last week, Moody Bible Institute Drops Alcohol and Tobacco Ban for Employees.  Students must continue to abstain totally, and employees may not drink on the job or with students; however, off campus, according to the article, “Moody leaves it to the employees’ conscience.” (sic) […]

On Enlisting Workers

Every church is an army of servants. By definition, Christians are servants who are denying themselves, taking up their crosses, and following the Chief Servant, Jesus. Yet, one of the most consuming tasks church leaders face is securing sufficient servants to serve. If you are responsible for “enlisting workers,” here are some thoughts that might […]

The Glory of the Mundane

Hear, O Israel.  The Lord our God, the Lord is one!  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.  And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk […]

The Uncomfortable Defense: University Students, Abortion, and Censorship

The Student Government Association of Johns Hopkins University has its mind made up.  Thinking about certain things on the way to class is just too hard.  Asking students to open their minds while attending an institution whose purpose is to challenge them to open their minds, is well, just too uncomfortable. According to Todd Starnes […]