Why Do Teachers Quit?

From The Atlantic: Richard Ingersoll taught high-school social studies and algebra in both public and private schools for nearly six years before leaving the profession and getting a Ph.D. in sociology. Now a professor in the University of Pennsylvania’s education school, he’s spent his career in higher ed searching for answers to one of teaching’s [Read More...]

The Measures of Success (RJS)

Several years ago I wrote a post on ambition asking if ambition should be considered a virtue or a vice. Reflections on my series on the book of Job lead me to revisit the topic – and probably not for the last time. The Merriam-Webster dictionary online defines ambition as (a) an ardent desire for [Read More...]

NTWright, Paul, the Law and Jesus

Once one opens reading Paul through the Story/stories at work, everything falls into place. Such an approach, followed by NT Wright in his new Paul and the Faithfulness of God, permits Wright to explain two major, major issues: the law and Jesus. Where does the Torah/Law fit in all this? It all begins with a recognition [Read More...]


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