Challenges for Christian Colleges

April 15, 2017 ...

https://media.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/p/content.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/TodaysConversation-e19-041517-Hoogstra.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 28:34 — 26.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | RSS In Today’s Conversation podcast, Leith Anderson talks with Shirley Hoogstra about the challenges and opportunities of Christian colleges, including: Recent case studies challenging the religious freedom of Christian colleges, particularly as it relates to biblical marriage and LGBT …

Buxton v. Kurtinitis

October 21, 2016 ...

He learned that his application score had been lowered by one administrator because in answer to a question about the source of his morals he briefly mentioned his Christian faith. A federal district court dismissed Buxton’s complaint as failing to state a claim. He is now appealing to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. The …

NAE Addresses Education Equity

October 19, 2016 ...

The Education Equity 2016 resolution states, “While there is much to celebrate in American education — and the Church has made significant contributions to its flourishing — the benefits are not equitably distributed among all children and communities. Violating both biblical justice and the American dream, educational opportunities are provided in abundance to some and …

Education Equity

October 13, 2016 ...

The National Association of Evangelicals has long encouraged American Christians to love all children as we love ourselves, to pray for children, educators and public schools, to build constructive relationships with local public schools, and to pursue avenues of support for those involved in public education and to encourage and disciple public school teachers, administrators …

Hope for Students

August 22, 2016 ...

But unfortunately, as NAE President Leith Anderson says, “Students from disadvantaged backgrounds who most need the best schools rarely have access to them.” The NAE and The Expectations Project teamed up to create an eBook designed to encourage Christians in bringing hope to students and in shining a light on education inequality. In addition to …

Fixing Education Inequity Should Top Our National Agenda

August 18, 2016 ...

Two out of three American eighth graders can neither read nor do math at grade level. Schools serving low-income communities perform particularly poorly on a whole range of measurable outcomes including language, reading, and mathematics — critical skills for performing well and succeeding in society. Read the full article at Sojourners.

Is Christian College Debt Worth It?

May 19, 2016 ...

“Most evangelical leaders place a high value on Christian education, but they also believe that deciding where to go to college involves weighing several considerations, including debt,” said Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). “College often sets the direction for one’s future. The decision of where to attend and the consequences …

On Community Development

March 21, 2016 ...

After serving on the board of the Christian Community Development Association for many years, he established the CCDA Institute, which equips emerging church leaders in the philosophy of Christian Community Development, and he currently serves as chief executive officer of CCDA. Noel is a highly sought after speaker, motivator and mentor to young leaders throughout …

How Christians Transform Schools

March 14, 2016 ...

We all know that education is a pathway to purpose, hope and a future. For most American children (88 percent) — even those who come from religious households (83 percent) — this education takes place in a public school, despite the popular perception that many religious parents choose private or home-school for their kids. Our …

What Churches Can Do About Educational Inequality

November 15, 2015 ...

https://media.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/p/content.blubrry.com/todaysconversation/TodaysConversation-e3-111515-Baker-Fulgham.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 26:41 — 24.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Stitcher | RSS In Today’s Conversation with Leith Anderson, Nicole Baker Fulgham talks about her work helping faith communities close the academic achievement gap in public schools. In this podcast, you’ll hear from an education policy expert on: What the term “education …

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