A New Evangelical Engagement with Public Schools

What part do evangelical Christians play in the mission of public education reform?  Often not a big one.  But this article, by Tom Krattenmaker on the Huffington Post, highlights two inspiring instances of churches partnering with local public schools to improve education.  Here's an excerpt... "A New Evangelical Engagement with Public Schools", written by Tom … Continue reading A New Evangelical Engagement with Public Schools

Cheerios, the Church, and Diversity

I posted an article called "Cheerios, the Church, and Diversity" reflecting on the racist reactions sparked by a commercial for the popular cereal brand.   Here's an excerpt from the article originally posted on the RAANetwork blog. --------- Who would have thought a Cheerios commercial could spark racial rage? A recently released ad for the classic American cereal featured a … Continue reading Cheerios, the Church, and Diversity

The “R” Word: The Use and Misuse of the Term “Racist”

You might call it dropping the "R" bomb.  But no matter what you label it, few words in our culture cause as much controversy as the "R" word: Racist. I talk and write about race-related matters a lot--mostly in regard to the Gospel and the church in America (for example, here, here, and here).  I've … Continue reading The “R” Word: The Use and Misuse of the Term “Racist”

Social Responsibility, Public Education, and Christians

In a previous article I wrote about public school versus home school and Christianity.  The topic of public education, specifically, public ed reform and Christians, has been on my mind ever since. I came across another article recently that provides a helpful framework for Christians to think about engaging in public education reform.  The article, … Continue reading Social Responsibility, Public Education, and Christians

5 Reasons You Should Celebrate Black History Month

February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month.  Each year U.S. residents set aside a few weeks to focus their historical hindsight on the particular contributions that people of African descent have made to this country.  While not everyone agrees Black History Month is a good thing, here are several reasons why I think … Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Celebrate Black History Month