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Self-Serve Religion

| July 26, 2013

by Teri Ong A few months ago I was doing testing for a group of home-schoolers. The testing was being done in a “big box” church building. It is a great facility for school testing, with its many neatly appointed classrooms and large restrooms. While my husband was waiting for me to finish my duties, […]

Moving Onward and Upward

| July 26, 2013

by Teri Ong This has been a year of “moving to the next phase” for our family and for many in our close circle of friends. In our family, Child No. 7 graduated from high school Child No. 6 graduated from college Child No. 5 got married Child No. 4 got into career employment in […]

Power Corrupts

| July 26, 2013

by Teri Ong We have been on vacation this week at our favorite condo spot. We have the same week every year– the week right after graduation. It is the perfect finish to our school years, no matter how imperfect the rest of the year may or may not have been. As it turns out, […]

Equal to What?

| July 26, 2013

By Teri Ong Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight! 22 Woe to those who are heroes […]

What’s Next?

| July 26, 2013

The Nature of Christian Education and the Contemporary Mindset  by Teri Ong We are just now finishing our school year and preparing for testing and the grading of final projects. Things are winding down. As I look back on perhaps the most difficult semester I have had in several years, and evaluate it in light […]

Teaching “Responsible” Vice

| July 26, 2013

by Teri Ong I woke up Saturday morning (as I do most mornings) to the voice of the KOA early morning talk show host. The regular Saturday morning man and woman were not on the air and were replaced by a man who usually “talks” at a different hour of the day. The topic of […]

It Is Better to Be in the House of Mourning

| July 26, 2013

by Teri Ong  It has been an unusual three months for our family. For being the ages we are, meaning myself and my husband Steve, both of us being over the hill and slightly down the other side, up to now we have had very little death to deal with. We all pass through the […]