Why Should I Celebrate the Fourth of July?

In light of the racial unrest in America, is the 4th of July a cause for celebration or further protest for justice? To answer this question, historical reflection during difficult times can be helpful. Through his powerful address on July 5th, 1852, in Rochester, New York, the great orator and statesman (and former slave) Frederick Douglass proposed a … Continue reading Why Should I Celebrate the Fourth of July?

The Heart of the Matter Facing Today’s Teen

At the end of January, I had the honor of having a blog post of mine featured by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)--which reaches thousands of Christian Educators worldwide.  Entitled "The Heart of the Matter Facing Today's Teens" my focus was twofold: first, understanding the impact of trauma, technology and media on teens; and second, addressing the … Continue reading The Heart of the Matter Facing Today’s Teen

Do you know Stevie Wonder’s role in getting MLK, Jr. Day made into a legal holiday?

Several years ago, I learned about the difficulty in establishing a national holiday for Dr. King and the powerful role Stevie Wonder played in its creation.  In this inspiring article, iHeart Radio reflects on the efforts of Stevie Wonder and his important work in seeing MLK, Jr. Day become a reality. Along these lines, if you … Continue reading Do you know Stevie Wonder’s role in getting MLK, Jr. Day made into a legal holiday?