Praying for Comfort

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. (Matthew 5:4) You’ve come to the right place for a comment on this Beatitude.  Again Jesus hits us with contrast: to be blessed when you mourn.  Mourning in my opinion feels like the opposite of blessing.  What’s Jesus driving at?  First, I think Jesus is saying …

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Praying About My Barns

And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. He thought to himself, What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops. Then he said. This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will …

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What’s Going to be Different this School Year? 10 Questions for Christian School Leaders to Consider.

Dear School Leader, As you get on the train or jet (choose your metaphor!) called school and get it rolling toward take-off, I would like to pose ten questions for consideration: 1. Will students and parents clearly see how passion, mission, people, and practice all come together at your school this year? Is what you …

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What is the future of Christian Education in North America?

For years Christian Schools International has been sending out notes of congratulations to member schools who celebrate milestone birthdays.  Since 1980 we have been sending out congratulatory notes to schools who have celebrated their 100th birthday. On a more sobering note, far too many schools who celebrated their 100th birthday over the past thirty-five years …

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