Volume: Volume 6 - Issue 2

Bright Promise Fund: Faith, Education and Chicago

Bright Promise Fund exists to strengthen and support a network of fifteen unique, Christ-centered schools in neighborhoods across metropolitan Chicago. These schools are rooted in the conviction that the Earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, equity in access is essential, educational options are inherent to dignity, and diversity is a gift that strengthens …

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Transforming Community Through Christian Education: A Case Study On Hunting Park Christian Academy

Christian schools in the U.S. have been known as educational sanctuaries to protect and provide quality Christian education to children from Christian families. They also have been known too often as havens to protect white children from having to go to school with black and brown children who did not meet their standards. Praise God, …

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Reflections on Parenting and Teaching in the City

One of the most prevalent myths surrounding poor communities the world over, when viewed from the outside, is that parents do not care as much about their children as parents do in middle- and upper-class communities. Reporting of crime, especially violent crime, higher levels of reported abuse, general issues of poverty and lower standards of …

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Global Shifts & Practical Implications for Mission

(Originally presented at Christian Scholars Conference 2018, Lipscomb University) In the history of humankind on this planet, the idea of change should not be a surprising concept. Regular adaptation has been consistent throughout history. The first agricultural settlements leading to inevitable urbanization, naval navigation, the printing press, the nation-state, the industrial revolution, the internet . …

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Prophetic Resilience and the Work of Justice: Reflecting on Dr. King

(This piece was adapted from an earlier essay published by The Center for Social Concerns at The University of Notre Dame. https://socialconcerns.nd.edu/department-blogs/cst) “We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice.”1 These words of Dr. King are some of his most often quoted and elicit inspiration, both …

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