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Sweet & Sour Quarantine

Posted by Ron Gilley on May 11, 2020 10:19:19 AM

As quarantine restrictions begin to ease all over the world, we should be able to start making some observations about how our weeks of sequestering have affected us. Oh, I don’t mean to enter the conversation about whether quarantining has worked to “flatten the curve” or whether it was the right or wrong action to take or what it has done to the “Economy.” I mean only to make a prediction about how staying locked in our houses and away from the world has affected our humanity.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Christian Living, Social Issues

Persecution via Legislation

Posted by Ron Gilley on May 13, 2019 8:43:26 AM

An early look in Newsweek at a report that is to be published in full this June shows that Christians are the most persecuted group of people in all the world. The report, compiled by the Bishop of Truro, claims that the persecution of Christians in many areas is very close to meeting the United Nations’ definition for genocide. Why do we hear so little about this persecution in US media outlets? One reason may be that Christians in the US have largely escaped the kind of violent persecution upon which the report focused. In this country Christians have worshiped in relative comfort—even luxury at times—for more than two centuries. Make no mistake, though, Christianity is under attack here too.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Social Issues

Should Christian Schools Accept Government Funding?

Posted by Ron Gilley on Apr 29, 2019 12:34:24 PM

School choice is a hot issue for the Trump administration, and it continues to be for the states as well. In Florida, for example, a bill is being debated in the closing days of the state legislative session that would create tens or maybe even hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of state scholarships for low to middle income Florida families to use at private schools.

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Topics: Blog Posts, Christian Education, Social Issues, Educational Funding

Pull Them Close This Summer

Posted by Ron Gilley on Jun 15, 2018 2:30:41 AM

Mom with little girl reading book in sofa-2Our board president recommended a book to me recently, and he was really excited about this book. It is common for him to get excited about theology books and such, but this was a book by a politician—not at all common for him to get into a book like that. As it turned out, my family already owned the book. My youngest son had gotten it for his mother a few months ago; he had been so captivated that he read half of it in the bookstore before he bought it. (Is that even legal?)

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Topics: Blog Posts, True Education, Parent Involvement, Social Issues

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