What Children Need To Thrive: A Review of “Their Name Is Today”

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Johann Christoph Arnold’s Their Name is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World crossed my desk at an interesting moment in my life as an educator: I am a college professor and, recently, became the mother to twin boys. In other words: I am learning to “mother” on both ends of the spectrum of “childhood”—from the [Read More...]

Christian Piatt Takes PostChristian on the Road

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Patheos blogger Christian Piatt is on the road this fall, promoting his new book PostChristian (and hosting Beer & Hymns events wherever he can), so I thought I’d pull out this interview from the archives to introduce you to Christian and his thoughts on PostChristian: What Left, Can We Fix It, Do We Care?  Enjoy! To [Read More...]

Preventing Suicide is Possible: A Q&A with Author Karen Mason

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Throughout the developed world, self-harm is now the leading cause of death for people age fifteen to forty-nine, surpassing all cancers and heart disease. Even as you’re reading this post, there will be one U.S. suicide every 16 minutes. And while these and other sobering statistics on suicide paint a grim picture, awareness of the problem is an important [Read More...]


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