Month: May 2016

Ending Well: Part 1 of a Conversation with Dan Beerens and Steven Levy

The school year is over, and we are in the midst of celebrating the past year with our students and families. Too often we wait until another year is gone by to discuss or think about how we finish, and we continue to do what we’ve always done. Dan Beerens challenged us to think differently …

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A Difficult Time When Fears and Change Impact Our Lives: Politics, Science, Education, and Values

Change may impact our lives in powerful ways, causing our welfare, joys, and safety to seem at risk from challenging new realities in our lives.  That seems the case in many aspects of the current political season – global shifts in values cause new perceptions regarding gender, social behavior, and educational efforts to name a …

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Biblical Integration Conference: Integration in the Arts and Sciences

The Biblical Integration Conference is designed for Christian school leaders and educators to explore the idea of biblical integration in a thoughtful and theological way with colleagues committed to doing Christian education well. The setting is on Cairn’s suburban Philadelphia campus for nearly three days of thought leadership, interaction, and presentations on a significant subject ripe …

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Praying to Help Gather

Jesus saw the many people and felt sorry for them because they were worried and helpless—like sheep without a shepherd to lead them.  Jesus said to his followers, “There is such a big harvest of people to bring in. But there are only a few workers to help harvest them. God owns the harvest. Ask …

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Biblical Integration Conference: Improvement and Integration

The Biblical Integration Conference is designed for Christian school leaders and educators to explore the idea of biblical integration in a thoughtful and theological way with colleagues committed to doing Christian education well. The setting is on Cairn’s suburban Philadelphia campus for nearly three days of thought leadership, interaction, and presentations on a significant subject ripe …

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The Seven Last Words of a Dying Church [School]?

The original version of this sentence used the word “church” instead of “school” but I hope you will permit me the substitution in order to stimulate your reflection on this statement. According to my research (although the sentence does show up in a number of references), D.E. Parkerson, a Baptist minister from North Carolina, coined …

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Biblical Integration Conference: Theology of Integration

The Biblical Integration Conference is designed for Christian school leaders and educators to explore the idea of biblical integration in a thoughtful and theological way with colleagues committed to doing Christian education well. The setting is on Cairn’s suburban Philadelphia campus for nearly three days of thought leadership, interaction, and presentations on a significant subject ripe …

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Praying to Be Led

In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child will lead them all. (Isaiah 11:6) Led by a child?  The way Isaiah seems to have Jesus all figured out, …

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Will We Be Ending Well?

I wrote this blog post several years ago and since we are nearing the end of the school year, I thought it was worth repeating – the questions still remain important to consider. Shortly after publishing the post, I received a wonderful response from Jon Postma about my questions. At the time, Jon was a …

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Biblical Integration Conference: Integration is Personal

The Biblical Integration Conference is designed for Christian school leaders and educators to explore the idea of biblical integration in a thoughtful and theological way with colleagues committed to doing Christian education well. The setting is on Cairn’s suburban Philadelphia campus for nearly three days of thought leadership, interaction, and presentations on a significant subject ripe …

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