What Kind of Schooling at School?

report card with potically correct "classes"

My post “Chosen? … Or Targeted?” dealt with concerns related to the school system (like programs/classes in which students would “experience activism” or “learn about religion”). Here are some more examples from different schools. Story 1 8-year-olds were asked to rank themselves on “power and privilege.” (Since this happened in a math class, maybe this “ranking” is new math?) The…

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Bookstore Browse

books on shelves

February 2021. I wandered through four bookstores to see how religious books were displayed, how Christian books showed up in those. In one store I didn’t even have to get to the Religion/New Age/Metaphysical sections. A display in the entryway was all about palmistry, numerology, reiki. And those books were paired with books about meditation, calmness, and that spiritual favorite:…

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Equality—Say What?

dictionary entry of the word equality

Equality 1 College basketball season 2020–21. Guys from many schools had “EQUALITY” on the backs of their jerseys. I get it. These teammates of different skin colors (and some from foreign countries) are true friends. They respect each other, work together every day toward a common goal, hug and chest-bump over a victory, cry together over a loss. Any given…

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Chosen? … Or Targeted?

schoo with bullseye target on it

Some school districts have special programs that take chosen high schoolers out of the classroom several times a week for special learning. The promotional material of one I saw hints that the invite is for cream-of-the-crop students. I’m deliberately not naming the program I learned about. I don’t want readers to see that and think you’re OK because your student…

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Selfism and Sorcery

woman in black hoding crystal ball

Writers of The Seduction of Christianity referred to the spiritual drift they saw in 1985 as an obsession with “selfism and sorcery.” Full quote: “With the leading psychologists and psychiatrists so heavily involved in selfism and sorcery, Christian psychology inevitably succumbs to some of the same delusions and brings them into the church.” (p. 31) Selfism The Seduction of Christianity…

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