December 17, 2017

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The Two Faces of Parental Involvement

The Two Faces of Parental Involvement by Steve McFarland Dr. Doolittle made famous an animal likened unto a llama only with two heads. As I recall it was known in Doolittle books as a “Push Me – Pull You”. In order for one end of the animal to go in a forward motion, the other […]

Steve McFarland: Hugs For Mrs. Hardesty

Hugs For Mrs. Hardesty by Steve McFarland My neighbor told me a story the other day that made me think. Really think. This story has nothing to do with education and everything to do with how we think about the more important school called life. I want to introduce you to Mrs. Hardesty. Mrs. Hardesty […]

Eric Rigney: The Good Spell of Harry Potter

The Good Spell of Harry Potter by Eric Rigney Last summer I was traveling with a friend of mine, listening to the radio, when NPR broadcast a short feature on the Harry Potter books and the rapidity with which children were reading them. Being that NPR is a news organization, the producers dutifully dug up […]

Public schools: Is there a big fix?

Public Schools: Is There A Big Fix? by Steve Mcfarland Being the center of attention has its advantages. People look at you, talk about you, and read reports from others about what they think of you. The world perks up it’s ears when your name is mentioned. When you speak everyone slides to the edge […]

Why I’m not a preacher, and why that’s a good thing

Why I’m not a Preacher, and why that’s a good thing We don’t need more preachers. We need better ones. by Bill MacKinnon If you, gentle reader, have gotten past the title and are actually reading this article, you may be wondering why anyone would write an article on why they are not something, rather […]

What we’re digging for

What We’re Digging For by Steve Mcfarland “Heigh Ho! Heigh Ho! It’s off to work we go!” It seems almost another life ago when I recall my first real job out of high school. Before I started college, I worked as a machinist in a local factory for a couple of years. I was miserable. […]

Dear students

Dear Students by Steve McFarland Dear Students, This is not easy. What I am about to tell you may scare you, anger you or inspire you. I feel the need to apologize now so that what I am going to tell you will land soft and gentle upon your young, eager spirits. And so I […]

Stepping off the bandwagon

Stepping Off The Bandwagon Reflections on five years in the fast lane of contemporary worship by Daniel Whittington Daniel Whittington is a 25 year old musician and professional slacker. He was introduced to the drug of rock n roll at a young age by his cold and heartless father, and has never been the same […]

Midnight Shift at the Radioland Asylum

Midnight Shift at the Radioland Asylum by Eric Rigney Summary: In these articles, Eric Rigney returns from a long sabbatical fit, tanned and in fighting form.. In a two-part descent into madness, he tackles both radio preaching and bad language. You may be surprised which one he’s in favor of… • • • PART I […]

Guide For The Cussin’ Christian

Guide For The Cussin’ Christian The most detailed examination of the ethics of “cussin’” in the English language. by Eric Rigney NOTE: This is a really cool article, and would be a great piece to forward to non-Christian friends to show them that some Christians do think through issues and come out differently than the […]