Talking to Teens About Social Issues

After speaking at a leadership conference, I left a hotel in downtown Atlanta to look for a good place to eat.  A large crowd of young demonstrators poured into the streets. They held signs with powerful messages such as “Stand Up to Racism” and “Pro-Black does not mean Anti-White.”  It was a peaceful protest that cried out for […]

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What Color Is God?

Children understand life’s deeper truths in ways that adults sometimes fail to comprehend. “Which crayon do I use to color God?” asked Heather. I began my teaching career in a third and fourth grade classroom in a small rural school in Clinton, Missouri. Fortunately, questions with this depth rarely needed an explanation from me or a […]

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