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The Real Benefits of Spanish-Immersion Elementary School
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The Real Benefits of Spanish-Immersion Elementary School


Aug 29 2014
It’s not just about speaking another language.

As American kids pack up bookbags and find their classrooms on the first day of school, more of them will be greeted with, “Hola” and “Buenos Dias.” Their bulletin boards will display colors, animals, and days of the week in Spanish. Language-immersion ...

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Lessons from Loving and Losing a Pet


Aug 28 2014
On loving dogs and being loved by God.
Lessons from Loving and Losing a Pet
John Carl

Just days after the death of a loved one last year, I had to travel halfway across the country for a conference. Because I carry grief in my stomach, I couldn’t eat. Weakness from not eating combined with the usual exhaustion from travel had me feeling sick. At a lunch ...

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Forgiving My Pastor, Mark Driscoll


Aug 26 2014
As God rebuilds, I see Mars Hill shift its focus to love.
Forgiving My Pastor, Mark Driscoll
Mars Hill Church

For years, Mars Hill has been known as a church that cares deeply about right thinking and strong theology, but rarely do people associate it with love or grace. It harkens Revelation 2:4, where Jesus tells the church in Ephesus that although it endured well and walked righteously, ...

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When Childhood Has Become a Race


Aug 26 2014
Goodbye busy summer, hello busy school year: What have we lost in the rush?
When Childhood Has Become a Race
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In a July article for The New Republic, William Deresiewicz admonished parents to abandon Ivy League ambitions for their children. Having spent 24 years at Columbia and Yale, he surmises that students at our most elite universities have lost their sense of purpose.

These ...

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How Natural Family Planning Shaped My View of Sex


Aug 25 2014
A more intensive method of birth control reminded me that it’s God who’s in control.
How Natural Family Planning Shaped My View of Sex
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If I had found out I was pregnant within the first year or so of my marriage, I probably would have cried unhappy tears and grimly braced myself for the end of life as I knew it. I was fresh out of college, ready to change the world, and not prepared to have kids.

During ...

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Code-Switching for the Kingdom


Aug 22 2014
Sometimes the gospel sounds like, “Nobody can do me like Jesus.”
Code-Switching for the Kingdom
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When you’re the president, people hang on to your every word. With Barack Obama, known for his way with words, we pay particular attention. Listening to him speak before African American audiences, it’s easy to notice a certain air of familiarity in his voice. ...

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Christian Couple Responds After #ShareACoke Baby Announcement Goes Viral


Aug 21 2014
Dad-to-be: “The beauty of the video was that we didn’t intend for this to happen.”
Christian Couple Responds After #ShareACoke Baby Announcement Goes Viral
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Soon after Los Angeles pastor Patrick McGillicuddy and his wife Whitney posted their baby announcement video a couple weeks ago, theirs became the pregnancy heard round the world.

Inspired by Coca-Cola’s personalized #ShareACoke cans, the couple cracked open can after ...

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