A Unique Opportunity for Teachers

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One of the latest initiatives some Christian Schools in British Columbia, Canada, are building into their school’s vision and operational goals is the opportunity for students, staff, and the school community to build a long-term partnership with a sister school in the developing world. To participate in such an initiative is to see how God, […]

Heading for a Mission Trip? Stop and Consider …

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More and more schools are getting involved in “mission trips.” I applaud the initiatives in many way, but more and more research is suggesting there are serious flaws with the one- or two-week “mission project.” Haiti is currently in the news, and I don’t doubt that some of our schools will take the opportunity to […]

Lessons in Restorative Justice Coming to Canada from South Africa: Bishop Desmond Tutu and the “Truth and Reconciliation Commission”

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World Cup soccer has highlighted the nation of South Africa. Less well known is how South Africa’s turbulent racial history and its transition, beginning in 1994, from a racially segregated state to one built on equality and inclusion has influenced other countries. We know Nelson Mandela played a huge role in South Africa’s change, but […]

Go!

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Go!

  Jesus said, “Go into all the world . . .” (Mark 16:15). When we read these words as Christian educators, we tend to think about our students “going” out into the world after high school. Have you ever asked what it might look like for middle school students to “go”? For the past thirteen […]

So Poor, but So Happy?

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So Poor, but So Happy?

  “They are so poor, but so happy.” I was talking with someone about a mission trip to Honduras and those are the words chosen to sum up the trip. “They are so poor, but so happy.” I merely smiled and nodded in response. What could I say? For this person, that phrase represented what […]

Editorial

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