The First Thanksgiving – A Different Look

Thanksgiving is what is on the mind of pretty much every American today.  Whether you are traveling to enjoy the day with loved ones, or have family and friends joining you (which probably means that today is a busy day for you) we collectively have this special day in our thoughts.  As Christians, we recognize…  [read the full post]

{Educator’s Secret} What We Don’t Know

I’m going to let you in on a little not-so-secret educator’s secret: We don’t know what information your children will need to know in order to be employable adults in our society in 10-15 years. Anyone who tells you they do know is either lying or dangerously arrogant. Technology is simply moving too fast for…  [read the full post]

Heading to College? Write a Resume

The college resume used to be a staple of the college application process, but these days, many schools don’t require them. So why write one? There are a number of good reasons for you to invest your time and energy in this activity. Some schools will ask for a resume and it is important for…  [read the full post]

Entitled! The American Way

Entitlement. It’s kind of a nasty word in today’s culture.  But it didn’t start out that way.  In fact, if you look up the word “entitle” in the dictionary, the original definition is pretty harmless, “to give a title, right or claim to something.”  When did this word change to mean something far more ominous? …  [read the full post]

The Evolution of Morality

When we think of “evolution,” most of us might remember something about Charles Darwin or the theory that man evolved from an animal. However, there are a number of significant implications derived from an evolutionary worldview and of which Christians should be aware. One of these ideas concerns the basis of morality. Nobel Laureate Steven…  [read the full post]

The Cure For The Common Cynicism

One of the worst things a teacher can encounter in the classroom is a universal issue not limited to students alone. People of all ages, races and background tend to struggle with this single, poisonous mentality. It is a “rot” that can creep in quietly, regardless of station in life. Teachers – especially those working…  [read the full post]

The Negative Side of Negativity

Shhhhh …. Listen carefully!! What is that sound?  It is the sound of silence; for the first time in weeks I enjoyed an evening at home without a flood of “robocalls” on behalf of candidates running for office.  Here in Kansas, we had competitive races with national implications, and we got a taste of what…  [read the full post]

A Message From Kid President On Teaching

Everybody is a teacher.                                                                        Everybody is a student. On the day after the election, we thought it would be fun to hear from Kid President.  There is certainly much humor in this video.  But there is also much truth.  Both teaching and learning (or “studenting” as Kid President puts it) extend far beyond the school…  [read the full post]

Why Christian Education?

The following is an excerpt from the article “Why Christian Education?” by Jim Drexel, as seen in world.mag, the on-line edition of World magazine. Mr. Drexel is dean of social science and the Graduate School of Education at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA. “I would advise no one to send his child where the…  [read the full post]