The key to keeping our sanity and care for one another during this time comes (by way of pun) in choosing to do two seemingly contradictory things: “zooming in” and “zooming out.” We need to zoom in on finding what moments we can to pursue the Lord, to rest in him. We need to zoom out to see the bigger picture, to stay connected to Jesus’ body.
Although much of the national news media is rightly focused on things like social distancing, testing and vaccines, there is another important dimension to the 2020 coronavirus crisis that merits analysis—the use of massive amounts of debt to finance mitigation efforts.
To be a Christian leader is more than just being a Christian and having a title. It is more than leading Christianly and becomes even more impactful, and faithful, when it is reimagined as leading redemptively.
The future in every arena of life is murkier than ever. For the church, though, the coronavirus is providing clarity.
Designing a classroom environment that values a growth mindset has been vital in helping students believe that they can learn mathematics.
A growing movement toward open educational resources (OERs) provides some financial relief for students and supports a vision of education that would have all students flourish.
The purpose of COP is to foster ambition among the earth’s countries to act upon the climate crisis. Currently, the less powerful, less developed nations that did very little to contribute to the problem are those who are suffering the effects of climate change most severely.
Staring extinction in the face is a dismal affair. Extinction has a soft, leathery nose, is covered in thick black hair over pink skin, and has an affinity for bananas.
“Seven Stanzas at Easter” was written by John Updike and has become a much-loved poem.
As we come to Good Friday, the end of Lent and a recounting of Jesus’ sufferings, I have to ask the question of “What is Good?”
In the early childhood years, so much growth and development occurs. It truly is the foundation for the formal learning that happens later in life.
I have known for years that lecturing is a poor way to teach but I couldn’t tear myself away from the pattern of information transfer that I had honed for so many years. If I understand the concepts and can explain them well, why don’t students pick them up more readily?
Facing our mortality—and lack of control—is scary. Fortunately, as Christ-followers we have a third option: pray.
The mental health and well-being of people living in small towns and communities is often just as threatened in rural areas as it is urban centers and cities.
Online education is a relatively recent result of the rapid increase in the availability of communication and the way that we learn. It has been a powerful and challenging phenomenon.
In the higher education industry, it can sometimes feel as if the sky is falling.
I found out this week that Jean Vanier was guilty of sexual assault over the span of several decades. If the soft-spoken Frenchman who dedicated his life to the disabled is disgraced, to whom can I aspire?
Co-written by activists Mark Charles and Soong-Chan Rah, this book tackles American cultural and spiritual idols—bringing political heresies to light—and in doing so, preaches the gospel clearly.
Planned curriculum is not the only thing that gets conveyed to the young people in our care. If you are planning to teach, mentor, or minister to children, teens, or young adults, I encourage you to begin by checking your assumptions. The words we use are one thing. The ideas—and especially the unspoken ideas—that lie behind these words are another.
Christian resources are not necessarily wrong. However, I wonder if we are asking how the marketing of discipleship is affecting, and maybe even changing, our message.
With my career in youth ministry for the past six years, one of the major things I’ve come to discover about the faith development of young people is that it has so much less to do with being fed the answers, and so much more to do with things like wonder and curiosity.
There are a variety of explanations for why children ask questions and why they stop, as well as how our culture as a whole is doing at asking questions.
On Sunday, January 26, Kobe Bryant, his thirteen-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven others were killed in a helicopter crash. The deaths sent shockwaves through the NBA, Los Angeles, and the world at large.
Even though the liturgical calendar is familiar terrain for me, for those who are not used to it the liturgical calendar might seem disorienting at first. While the rest of the world counts down to a new year with celebration on December 31, the church begins the new church year with preparation during the season of Advent.
Jesus, in His ministry, embodied the perfect mentor as He lived life with His disciples.