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February 2018

When Teaching Gets Tough

In his money management course Financial Peace University (FPU), Christian financial counselor and best-selling author Dave Ramsey tells his audience something to [...]

Social Media and Christian Schools: What Are We Going to Do?

Katie (not her real name), a high school junior, walked briskly toward her first hour class, making sure to get in the [...]

Porn: Can We Talk about This?

I recently turned 41. Calling to wish me a happy birthday, my mom reminded me (again!) that when I was born, my [...]

Faithful Citizenship and Political Conversation in the Classroom

Politics is unique in its capability to divide. By nature it is contentious and oppositional, drawing lines and setting people and groups [...]

When the Teaching Gets Tough: Sexuality and Gender

Teachers in Christian schools care deeply about students’ well-being and growth in discipleship to Jesus. When faced with tough questions about sexuality [...]

To Expel, or Not to Expel—That Is the Question

Teachers and administrators in Christian schools face any number of issues that make teaching very difficult. In my experience, one issue is [...]


In preparation for this issue’s P@nel.Edu column, Christian Altena, Justin Cook, Rebecca DeSmith, and I (John Walcott) sat down together via video [...]

A Day in the Life

On Sunday, September 10, 2017, one of the biggest hurricanes in history slammed into the Florida Keys. Hurricane Irma’s projected path and [...]

Timid New World; or, Fear and Loathing in the Board Room; or, Childe Christina to the Dark Tower Came

Bible teacher Cal VanderMeer was sipping coffee and perusing the newspaper when his colleague, English teacher Christina Lopez, dropped into the seat [...]

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