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Telling the Bigger Story of Christian Education

Christian community doesn’t happen accidentally, as a by-product of one particular curriculum or because everyone has signed a covenantal statement. It happens intentionally as we look for Jesus to be the answer to the new cultural questions, worlds, and stories that are turning up in our schools.
July 13, 2021

Leading in a Fog of Uncertainty: Inclusion and Belonging

The fog of uncertainty and fear surrounds our reaction to many students, especially students with disabilities. And yet, there is solid ground to form the basis of our response to students who may test the boundaries of leadership. The solid ground is found in community, and in the long-term effects of inclusion that may not be immediately apparent.

Converge 2022: Embracing Diversity and Pursuing Unity

Within the body of Christ, and, more specifically, the Christian school movement, in all its glorious diversity, we have all the intellectual, financial, and spiritual resources necessary to transform the world for the Kingdom of God and transfer the wealth of our faith to the next generation. We either have it at hand, or we have access to it. Yet…
June 29, 2021

The Grace of Gathering

Human connection matters. The way God wired humanity is to long for and to find joy in these connections because they address a deeply spiritual need that all Christians innately share . . . to be with one another.
June 22, 2021

Involving Students at Converge 2022—Why?

Putting student voice at the heart of our decision-making enables our young people to actively shape their own school experience, as well as the legacy of education they will leave to those who follow them. As leaders in education, we have the power, influence, and leverage to create the sorts of learning environments in which our students can thrive.
June 8, 2021

Three Lessons I Can’t Unlearn from 2020

As we look forward with hope to a post-COVID world, we can all consider what lessons we don’t want to unlearn from 2020 (and into 2021). We can ask ourselves what the “problemtunities” are in our school communities, how we are helping all within our school communities to flourish with equity, and how we are engaging in self-care so that…
June 1, 2021

Why Is Cardus a Host Organization for Converge 2022?

Think tanks typically work at a three-way intersection of academia, government, and media, with the purpose of providing thought leadership in one of two lanes: government-based or market-based public policy “solutions.” Cardus is unique in that we are situated at a crossing with a fourth spoke: culture. Our work is about more than just credible research, sound policy, and public…
May 25, 2021

Peer-to-Peer Support: The Secret to Recovery and Reentry

In this new rebuilding season, we will need endurance that comes from faith—especially because there is no predictable timeline for a full recovery. Christian schools hold one of the most pivotal positions in society as a witness of the power of learning for healing within a caring community.
May 11, 2021