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February 2016

Dealing with Complexity

This issue may cause a certain amount of discomfort in our school communities or even within us personally as Christian educators. No [...]

Most Are Straight, Some Are Gay, and Why It Is That Way: The Science and Future of Sexual Orientation

This essay is co-published by <>, 2015 Should same-sex marriages “be recognized by the law as valid, with the same rights as [...]

Creating and Protecting Safe Space for LGBT Students

To my seventh-grade classmates at my Christian middle school in suburban Michigan, I was a pastor’s kid who played soccer, wore braces, [...]

Navigating Transgender Journeys

What role ought teachers and the school community play when a student expresses significant gender confusion? This is one of the most [...]

Calling a Squirrel a Squirrel, or More Than One Way to View the Topic

A story is told about an “emperor’s-new-clothes” moment at a Christian school the day a visitor comes to class. The teacher shows [...]

Practical Ways Teachers Can Support LGBTQ+ Students

When it comes to issues of sexuality and gender, I do not envy teachers at Christian schools. These are touchy, hot-button subjects, [...]

Reality and Hope for Gay Youth in Christian Communities

Disclaimer: The following opinions do not claim to represent the views of any person or institution other than the author. The ideas [...]

Of Humble Turnips and Inclusive Classrooms

Recently I heard from a friend who went to a relative’s one hundredth birthday celebration. The dear lady claimed that she achieved [...]

Transformation and Grace

John Walcott: When the editor shared with me that the February 2016 issue would focus on LGBTQ-related issues in Christian schools, my [...]

At Play in the Fields of the Lord: Or, Play Us a Song, You’re the Piano Man

It was third period and Bedlam Christian High School guidance counselor Maxwell Prentiss-Hall and math teacher Jane VanderAsch were working on the [...]