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Education: This Time It Really is About the Children

September 15, 2014

Few realms of human activity have such a profound impact on individuals, families, societies, and nations than the quality (or lack thereof) in education…

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The Dangers of the Common Core Standards

October 4, 2013

The expanding federal role in American life, already most evident in medical care, may also soon effect major changes in education, reinforcing and eventually politicizing deficient public education systems and working to the detriment of private and religious education.


Controversy at Cedarville University

January 16, 2013

The community of Cedarville University faces controversy in the wake of several prominent resignations and possible cessation of its philosophy major. The Ohio-based Baptist school with a fundamentalist heritage is well-known in evangelical circles…


“Benevolent Sexism” at an Evangelical University

November 15, 2012

A group of professors at Biola University recently released a report called “Women Faculty at an Evangelical University: The Paradox of Religiously Driven Gender Inequalities and High Job Satisfaction.” The report shows that women faculty…


Church Renewal at its Finest

July 31, 2012

Last week I had the great pleasure to attend the Anglican Way Institute (AWI) in Dallas, TX at the Church of the Holy Communion. Entitled “Renovate Your Life: Christian Formation in a Post-Modern World,”…


An Export Market in Hatred: Exploring Saudi Textbooks

August 15, 2008

James Tonkowich August 15, 2008   The following originally appeared in a recent IRD Weekly e-newsletter.  If you would like to receive our weekly e-newsletter, click here and select “IRD Weekly.”   Back in May 2006 Nina Shea,…