Oxford May Ditch Sheet Music Because It’s ‘Colonialist’
It's part of a faculty effort to 'decolonize' the curriculum
In one of the documents seen by the Telegraph, professors state, “Arising from international Black Lives Matter demonstrations, the Faculty Board proposed making changes to enhance the diversity of the undergraduate curriculum.” Similar rebranding is ongoing in colleges, secondary, and elementary schools across the United States, as progressive educators and school board members push critical... Continue Reading
Motherhood as Vocation
I hope I and other moms can commit to this larger vision of our role as “culture shapers” who can hold our own beside PhDs and playwrights.
In every case there is the commonality of care-giving right alongside the uniqueness of each woman as a person. For some, their natural gifts as a teacher, administrator, chef, organizer or nurturer may align very easily with many of the roles motherhood requires. Yet, for those who, like me, have less of a natural inclination... Continue Reading
Report: Americans’ Obsession With Careers Is Contributing To Our Dangerous Lack Of Babies
What really predicted fertility, the authors find, are attitudes about work and family.
Specific societal and individual values strongly influence birth rates in wealthy countries, not necessarily income or welfare availability. Many demographers have argued that societal values that flatten the differences between the sexes would help boost fertility — for example, if husbands did more childcare and household chores and women had more earning power. Yet this... Continue Reading
Do You Love Black People?
If you love black people, you should hate critical race theory. If you love critical race theory, you’ll be tempted to hate people, especially black people who hate critical race theory.
God loves black people as much as he loves everyone else. That’s why he rebukes black people just as much as he rebukes everyone else. Christ shows no partiality. We should be more like him, and less like critical race theorists. The Bible is just as sufficient for teaching you how to love black people... Continue Reading
How Will COVID Permanently Change Churches?
"I am recognizing the value of sacred space—of being able to say, ‘This space is set apart for God’s purposes in the heart of the city.’" - Treat
Certainly, 2020 has been different, Smith said. The pandemic affected more people for a longer period of time. And it’s not over yet. “Here’s what we know about trauma: the hard part comes later on,” Treat said. “If this season has been traumatic, the worst part is going to come out in the next couple... Continue Reading
Yes, Some Things Are Black and White
Forget the 99 shades of grey – we need to again affirm truth.
Sure, we recognize that while the Bible is completely true and without error, we are not. We are fallen and finite, so we need care and diligence as we seek to rightly understand and apply God’s truth. But we are not left in endless doubt and skepticism. The Holy Spirit has been given to every believer... Continue Reading
If Conversion Therapy is Banned, it is the Bible That Will be Silenced
I love the word "conversion." It's a great word explaining a great biblical concept. It's about new life, renewal, new beginnings, change and hope.
A time is coming soon when, unless we are prepared to ditch the teaching of Jesus and the Bible, and follow the teaching of the new orthodoxy, we will be breaking the law. Troublemakers who want to silence biblical teaching and practice will be cheered on from the sidelines by those like Chalke and Ozanne.... Continue Reading
It Seems Right to Me
As we continue to abandon standards of what is true and what is right, we end up doing whatever seems good at the time – no matter how bad such choices may actually be.
Our way of doing things and seeing things always seems right – until we actually measure things by God and his righteous and unchanging standards. Then we quickly learn how far off we have been. But too many believers today live as if they and they alone are the arbiter of truth and error, of... Continue Reading
4 Blind Spots that Sabotage Organizational Culture
Relationships are the core of your team's health and effectiveness.
If you lack purpose, it’s difficult to find common goals and the bonding that takes place in achieving those goals together. If you lack clarity of structure, roles and processes, then your team doesn’t know what to expect and therefore can’t trust decisions. If you lack leadership development, your team may not feel valued and... Continue Reading
Instavangelists and Our Restless Hearts
Self-worship in any form, however, is a recipe for spiritual restlessness.
Both the trajectory (outward, not inward) and posture (teachable, not entitled) of Peterson’s search stands in stark contrast to Instavangelism, and it raises tough questions for those leaving organized religion behind. With what will you replace it? What’s big enough to fill the God-shaped hole in your heart? If Christianity isn’t the true story of... Continue Reading