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At Christmas, we sing the message of incarnation in ancient words and imagery. But do we allow it to change us? Will we see the face of Christ in the faces of children traversing borders in our own land today? […] Read More

For Mauro, a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala, Christmas has a special meaning for him and his family, as they celebrate the day someone gave them a place to stay, like Mary and Joseph and their infant child. […] Read More

With Fred Rogers’ life and work receiving renewed attention with the release of a documentary in 2018 and a major film this year, his understated approach reveals ways his message is still relevant today to both kids and adults. […] Read More

How and why does sexual abuse continue at epidemic levels? Because some people choose to be dedicated keepers of the lie. The only antidote is truth-telling. It’s never easy to do, but it will set you free. […] Read More

America is a land of plenty, yet our nation turns away those who knock on our door seeking asylum from violence, extreme poverty and severe droughts. And many Christians shockingly ignore Jesus’ call to be hospitable to strangers. […] Read More

From the Chicago White Sox throwing the 1919 World Series to today’s Houston Astros allegedly using technology to steal signs, cheating has given baseball a black eye. Have professional sports become a ‘win at all cost’ culture? […] Read More

Tears streaming down her cheeks, the student said her dad had been arrested. As a teacher, what can you do in that moment when you need to be teaching students what they need to know? Then, something astonishing happened. […] Read More

The statistics on child sexual abuse are overwhelming. What can one person, especially a victim of childhood abuse, do to protect their children? We need to form a human shield around them and save them from abuse. […] Read More

A majority of children in low- and middle-income nations are experiencing ‘learning poverty,’ a report said. Around 53% of children in these nations, and up to 80% of children in the poorest nations, are learning poor. […] Read More

Acrimony plagues our society. Yet civility will re-emerge when we do all that is within our might not just to post opinions online but to get out alongside someone else and do all we can to make life better for everyone. […] Read More