Worst Field Trip Idea Ever

Think back to the field trips you took when you were in high school — maybe you saw a production of a Shakespeare play or you went to a museum. Now what if your school’s idea of a field trip was to attend a “Just for Jesus” rally? This is a rally that has in [Read More...]

Save This Canadian Student from His Science Teacher

Well, this is disturbing… The email comes from a student in Canada. I need some advice! I have a brother, Kyle, who is in grade 8 high school here in North Vancouver, BC. Kyle told me today that his science teacher has just started teaching his students about intelligent design in the science class. This [Read More...]

Nativity Scene in a Public School?

***Update***: The author has removed her posting and its follow-up. No word on the Nativity scene, though. … I understand public high school classrooms putting up holiday decorations this time of year — lights, ornaments, even small trees. But a Nativity scene? That’s what Crystal, a Christian teacher from Georgia, seems to have done… This [Read More...]

A Young Adult Novel Dealing with Church State Separation

It’s no Twilight, but here’s a young adult novel you may want to check out: Box Out tells the story of Liam Bergstrom, a sophomore basketball player at Horizon High School. Liam is a Roman Catholic and doesn’t feel comfortable when his coach leads the team in prayers that employ Protestant language and rituals. Although [Read More...]

Interview with American Teen‘s Hannah Bailey

A few weeks ago, I had a chance to catch a screening of a new documentary, American Teen, a movie being called a “modern day Breakfast Club.” I loved the movie. Maybe it has something to do with having just taught at a high school similar to the one in the film, but I also [Read More...]