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Gay and Mennonite

They vote on everything. They’re committed to peace. Can a church that defines itself by harmony survive dissonance over homosexuality?<p>On a Saturday in March, the Allegheny Mennonite Conference met in Springs, Pennsylvania, to determine the fate of Hyattsville Mennonite Church. A decade earlier, …

Same-sex Marriage

Martin Luther King Was a Radical, Not a Saint

As we celebrate his birthday, it is easy to forget that in his day, in his own country, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was considered a dangerous troublemaker. Even President John Kennedy worried that King was being influenced by Communists. King was harassed by the FBI and vilified in the media. The …

Black History

11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

<b>2. Makes a Difference</b><p>There is a saying, "With great power, comes great responsibility". As a teacher, you need to be aware and remember the great …

Teaching

Life Is Beautiful: How My First Semester of College Life Taught Me More Than Any Class Ever Could

After high school, everybody seems to throw around the saying that college is going to be the best time of your life, and to take advantage of it. In the weeks preceding your trip as you pack up, enormous emotions overtake you: you're leaving behind the life you've had for the last 17 years. You …

College & University

The week the GOP primary began

Bush’s move and the clash over Cuba accelerates the run-up to 2016.<p>Jeb Bush got serious, Marco Rubio railed on a topic close to home and Rand Paul took yet another contrarian view.<p>Officially, the Republican 2016 presidential field is a ways from being settled. Unofficially, this certainly felt like …

19 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

Today marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. Or, if you prefer, the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie.<p>But winter …