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Conflict of Interest: Developing a Culture of Peace at Your School

If there is one constant at our schools, it is conflict. Mix money, children, faith and sin and you have the recipe for problems. At its worst, conflict can dismantle a Christian community. At its best, conflict can be a means of growth, sanctification, reconciliation and extraordinary Christian witness. In this session, we will discuss […]

The Teacher as Curriculum Part 2

One of the pitfalls of modern education has been the centrality of methodology and the corresponding technical specializations of the educator. Instead of being encouraged to learn how to learn or to love a particular discipline, professionalized teachers have been trained to manage people and schedules and to disseminate information according to standardized system. In […]

The Teacher as Curriculum Part 1

One of the pitfalls of modern education has been the centrality of methodology and the corresponding technical specializations of the educator. Instead of being encouraged to learn how to learn or to love a particular discipline, professionalized teachers have been trained to manage people and schedules and to disseminate information according to standardized system. In […]

Being Christian in Public: Lessons from St. Paul in Athens (and elsewhere)

Sociologist Christian Smith has observed that the religious lives of most American teens express what he calls “moralistic therapeutic Deism.” Even many church-going, professing Christians seem incapable of explaining their faith in terms that go beyond an up-beat greeting-card faith. But many critics who lament this sad state of affairs nonetheless assume a minimal religiosity […]