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For the love of liberal arts

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Education | It was Day 3 of our marathon teachers’ meetings last week when we learned one new student would not be attending our school after all.  Her parents,

Lessons learned from the Ice Bucket Challenge

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Culture | Earlier this week, 11-year-old Elenia walked into the living room to tell me that several of her friends had nominated her to participate in the now-viral Ice…

Skipping rope and cultivating scholars

Skipping rope and cultivating scholars

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Education | With the school year around the corner, I am spending a lot of time thinking about this last year—my first teaching at a private school—and evaluating…

O conversation, where art thou?

O conversation, where art thou?

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Faith & Inspiration | A year ago we moved into a neighborhood that had been developed by a man who had a vision of community even Dietrich Bonhoeffer would be proud of:

Marriage and millennials

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Marriage | According to the Pew Research Center, millennials increasingly think society is just fine without marriage, and it’s easy to see why they do. As I…

Creating corporate minions through Common Core

Creating corporate minions through Common Core

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Education | In planning for the upcoming school year, I made the mistake of reading some of the documentation behind Common Core. Imagine being motivated to the pursuit…

More shootings call for more love

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Shooting | Another school shooting and we are horrified. But not as much as we used to be. After so many, it’s become just another item moving across the news ticker,

Summer is a time for wonder

Summer is a time for wonder

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Parenting | Prompted no doubt by recently meeting with school-choice advocates, I dreamed the other night that I stood in front of the group and said, “As teachers, we…

A gamer grows up

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Family | Dear Benjamin: Rob Lowe isn’t the only one sending his child off to college. As I write this letter, you are 17 years old and 17 days away from high…

Mom’s best gift to her kids

Mom’s best gift to her kids

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Family | Stay-at-home moms are on the rise, and it’s about time. If you’re like me, you’re exhausted from the working mom/stay-at-home mom debate and having to…

Redeeming supper

Redeeming supper

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Family | This morning, my daughter came into the kitchen and said in a huff, “Why don’t we ever eat at the table anymore?” Good question. When I envision supper,

Noah’s opportunity

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Culture | We haven’t seen the movie, Noah , yet, but the flack surrounding it has already been the center of several conversations at our house. The question being: How…

 
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