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December 2016

Healthy Communication

Linguist Deborah Tannen once wrote that male-female communication is like cross-cultural communication. She explained that boys and girls grow up in their [...]

A Tribute to Gary Van Arragon, Editor

Editors are a lot like theatrical lighting designers—when they are really good at what they do, you don’t notice them. Gary Van [...]

What They Hear When We Speak

Among the teachers I remember gratefully is my history professor, Dr. Poland. No doubt I owe to him much of what I know [...]

Speaking the Truth in Love

"They have healed the brokenness of my people superficially, saying, 'Peace, peace,' but there is no peace.”  Jeremiah 6:14 Have you ever [...]

Bad Language, Telling the Truth, and What the Commandments Say about Communicating

What Middle School Students Think I say to the middle school students, “So, what does the Bible say about language use?” “Don’t [...]

Voice Lessons

One of the more troubling details of international adoption is that young children brought to new countries often completely lose their native [...]

Care-Full Words: Leveraging the Power to Deepen or Divide

Words. Words have power. Words echo in our ears and sink into our hearts. It doesn’t matter how hard the outer shell [...]

Healthy Communication Among Teachers

To contribute to the theme of this issue of CEJ, our panel decided to tackle the issue of teacher-teacher communication. We began [...]

The Words of My Mouth and the Meditations of My Heart

Mary Boerman Lagerway, an English and Bible Teacher at Illiana Christian High School in Lansing, Illinois, agreed to start us off with [...]

A Word to the Wise Guy or “You say Tonto, I say Toronto . . .”

“So now we’re supposed to create a class website that gives daily updates on assignments, grades, and student behavior,” muttered math teacher [...]