What we pass on to the next generation is perhaps our most important and fulfilling duty. Because of this, questions about the structure of our educational institutions and how they interact with our moral institutions are often the most contentious. How do we pass on our morals and beliefs while allowing for religious freedom and unbiased learning? Does God belong in school? How do institutions of higher learning—our colleges and universities—balance an academic standard with our traditions?
As students head off to school what are the major ethical and moral concerns they will face in their day? Does religion serve us in our educational pursuits? Here Patheos evaluates the intersection of scholarship and belief.
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James F. McGrath
How, based on your experience, would you recommend that professors respond to questions that students should already know the answer to?
C. R. Wiley
I suspect that I'll cry. The last time I cried was when we dropped his older brother off for his freshman year of college.
The First Amendment guarantee of religious liberty in the U.S. Constitution has two clauses.
Dear God, here they come, twenty, forty, sixty, and more. Oh God, steady my knees, and nail my feet to the floor.
After welcoming nearly 400 new students to campus for orientation, we didn't waste any time starting up academic conversations.
With a new school year upon us, it's important that we talk to our kids about bullying.
As the school year gets into full swing, it can be hard to adjust to the new routine—especially those crazy mornings.
I appreciate what Larycia Hawkins did and continues to do. I sincerely appreciate it, and am sorry she is paying the price of her job for it.
Wheaton is essentially saying this: Tenure will not protect you if you too visibly offend the conservative political views of our constituency.
Benjamin L. Corey
What if we influenced others to reject fighting a common enemy? Such actions would be a threat to the entire matrix, and thusly, the real reason Wheaton College is moving to terminate Dr. Hawkins.
The fact that Stan Jones is doing this with a black female professor makes it a racial issue, regardless of his intent.
It saddens me to see the Islamophobia and racism that Ahmed had to experience, but I am happy to see the outpouring of love and support that has resulted over this incident.
I've had mixed feelings leading up to this day. For the past four years, it's just been her and I—all day, every day. Will she be okay? Will she cry?
Most of the time, we don't think of Alabama as a state at the forefront of STEM education.
While thousands around the country are rallying to Ahmed's defense, I'm still left with this parenting dilemma.
Dwight Lee Wolter
At the genesis of yet another school year, congratulations and thanks to educators and public educational institutions.
Articles like this mask the dark underside of homeschooling and present an overly rosy picture of the practice.
After two member schools expanded anti-discrimination policies to include LGBTQ persons the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities has faced heavy criticism.
James F. McGrath
The syllabus is to the course you are taking what the instruction book is to a video game, or the manual is to your driving test.
John Mark N. Reynolds
Everything you need to know about education can be found in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.