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Web Reads: Why do we give our cast-offs to the poor?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Selfish giving. In the relief and development world, the acronym SWEDOW (Stuff We Don’t Want) has come to stand for the practice of giving our cast-off…

Who vs. whom

Who vs. whom

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Thank God He made people with different gifts. If everyone in the world had my particular gift set, there would be no technology: We would all be walking to…

A self-defense ministry that could save lives

By Dick Peterson
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Crime | About every two minutes another American is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. Women’s self-defense instructor…

School shooter invited victims to lunch

By The Editors
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Shooting | Three students remain hospitalized in Washington state, including two of the shooter’s cousins

Colleges tap student entrepreneurs for creative fundraising

By Emily Scheie
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Education | State funding for higher education dropped during the recession, but some schools are coming up with other ways to bring in revenue—from running an airport…

The fall of Harvard

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Education | They say the Enlightenment is what caused Christian colleges like Harvard, Williams, Bowdoin, Middlebury, and Amherst to fall from grace. I have never…

Four score and seven reasons memorization is important

Four score and seven reasons memorization is important

By Amy Henry
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Education | In the past couple of decades, memorization, aka “rote learning,” has become as unpopular an educational method as the use of the paddle. Rote learning…

By whose standard?

By Dave Swavely
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Religion | Religious colleges face a new threat over their sexual policies

A test of true diversity

By Joel Belz
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Higher Education | A controversy over discrimination is coming to an institution near and dear to you

Classical education never goes out of style

By Russ Pulliam
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Education | INDIANAPOLIS—Diagram sentences … learn Latin conjugations in third grade … memorize the preamble to the Constitution. Those assignments may not sound…

Good education ends not with a mandate but a suggestion

By Marvin Olasky
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Sexuality | What to make of the Nebraska school district that purportedly told its teachers to stop using “gendered expressions” such as “boys and girls,” and…

A spectrum too far

A spectrum too far

By Janie B. Cheaney
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Sexuality | It was all over the internet: the Nebraska school district’s guidelines against gendered language that would prejudice students toward believing they are…

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