US Parents, Teens Tend to Affirm Same Faith, Practice

US Parents, Teens Tend to Affirm Same Faith, Practice

Teens in the U.S. tend to self-identify with the same faith tradition and practice many of the same faith expressions as their parents, according to a Pew Research Center report published Sept. 10. For example, 86% of teens of religiously unaffiliated parents...
Pray for Our Kids, Those Putting Them in Danger

Pray for Our Kids, Those Putting Them in Danger

Children, teachers and school staff need our prayers. I am joining many others in praying for those who are being ordered to return to school buildings and classrooms in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. However, we should also pray for the adults who knowingly...
Elementary Answer to Opening Schools Now

Elementary Answer to Opening Schools Now

As the time for school openings draws near, two recent publications should be sufficient to give anyone serious pause about sending children into a face-to-face classroom setting. One: A study published online July 30 by JAMA Pediatrics (JAMA is the Journal of the...
3 Tough Steps to Make Our Classrooms Safe

3 Tough Steps to Make Our Classrooms Safe

We are in an anguishing predicament concerning in-person school reopening. On the one hand, we are not ready to open in-person schools. With COVID-19 continuing to spike in many communities, it simply poses too great a risk for school children, teachers and staff to...