Schools are often so overwhelmed by the sheer number of needy students that their concern becomes institutional
We are living in a time when fear, anxiety, depression and economic hardships are crushing down on so many people, and Christians are not immune to those troubles.
Amid the daily grind, many of us will find ourselves thinking about a future, a time or place that is a respite from our present struggles. In the modern terms, it is us going to “our happy place”.
Is teaching and learning behind masks going to be inherently better and more distraction-free than learning online? I would not bet money on that proposition.
I made my annual insurance benefit selections yesterday, and unlike every other year, I did not wait until the last day to do it. When presented with the same bad choices each year, why wait?
Having lived now for 60 years, I see things much more clearly than ever before. Some of the things I see more plainly are unsettling and even disturbing.
I am not attempting to tell any believer how they should respond to the pandemic. Clearly, there are times we must stand our ground in faith, but in other times, wisdom might occasion a different response.
When the heater in a stifling building would not turn off, we were advised to “carry on like normal”. No power and streams of floodwaters running down dark halls? “Carry on like normal”.
There are many benefits to returning to in-person classes, but there are also great costs, most notably, the lives of our teachers, staff, and students.
The tough teachers I remember tended to be generally disagreeable people. Some were cold and acerbic; others were more brash and volatile. Some had the persona of Army drill instructors.