Seeking Biblical Scholarship over Biblical Hubris

Pastor Grizzard of Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, North Carolina plans to burn versions of the bible, music and other objects that are not in alignment with his church’s belief system. One of the definitions of hubris is pride of presumption. Here are the exact words copied from a cached version of the website: ...more

The NIV is translated for people to understand the bible better (less ''thou shalt'' ye'' and ...more

Poetry Friday: Lisa Russ Spaar

Sometimes it feels as if all the buzz in literature, especially poetry, is about youth. Who won the Yale Younger Poets Award? The XYZ Fellowship for Writers Under Thirty?...more

40 percent of American teachers need cheering

Forty percent of teachers in the U.S. are "disheartened," or so says a new study by the nonpartisan nonprofit Public Agenda and Learning Point Associates.  Among the remainder, the study says, 37 percent are "contented," while 23 percent are "idealists."...more

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3 can be 2 much

Sometimes, all three seems like it’s just too much. If I could pick one or two, it feels like I could handle it. But most days, I can’t pick....more

I Am All Three

Teacher, mom, and pastor's wife......more

Networking For Women

As seasoned entrepreneurs, we realize that without a positive professional reputation we aren’t going to get very far. For any new entrepreneur, establishing an excellent reputation is not something that is achieved overnight. It is the product of consistently good behavior, over time, and it is earned. Whether you realize it or not, you started to lay the groundwork for your professional reputation the day you began your very first job. You began to build that reputation through your actions. A good reputation is important no matter what kind of business you have or are working toward....more

The universal design for learning plans for all students

Teachers have always had students who, for whatever reason, have difficulty participating fully in class. In the past, these students were dismissed as "problem children" or declared unable to learn. Today, however, teachers are increasingly using a set of principles termed the universal design for learning (UDL) to reach all their students....more

Handy Tips When Purchasing or Wearing Earrings

We all love earrings, as they are such a vital part of a woman's jewelery collection. There are a few things that you should know.....   ...more

Are Americans Too Stupid to Think? - Thoughts On Literacy

It is National Information Literacy Awareness Month 2009. I belong to a listserv of that is concerned about libraries and information literacy. Let me tell you, they were doing the virtual happy dance that information literacy was being acknowledge. Sure there is not a bunch of pink ribbons for information literacy like there are for Breast Cancer Awareness but it is a start. Symbolically, we could all donate a dollar secretly to a library in a random act of kindness. ...more

I love your phrase: "being a conduit not a critic."  I feel your frustration, anger, ...more