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Recent Articles

A girl hugging her mother in front of a school bus.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Should Christians Abandon Public Schools?

By Catherine McNiel

"What about children who are left behind, in increasingly darker places as each Christian light is removed? Should the Christian response be to abandon troubled public schools?" asks McNiel. Join the debate: Public school or homeschool?

A home-schooled boy building a structure with marshmallows and sticks.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Why I Homeschool

By Paisley Hillegeist

"Homeschooling frees our calendar to better serve, and to be involved in ways we never could if we were tied to a public-school schedule," argues Hillegeist. Join the debate: Public school or homeschool?

A photograph of Thomas Merton.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Building Community on God’s Love

By Thomas Merton

January 31, 2015 marks Thomas Merton’s hundredth birthday. Using Eberhard Arnold's book "Why We Live in Community" as his basis, Merton gave two talks in September 1968, three months before his untimely death. Here are some excerpts.