3:00 PM Sep 25, 2013
Duke University sociologist Mark Chaves is writing a new book on "the decline of American religion," but he has already reached this conclusion: "The burden of proof has shifted to those who want to claim that American religiosity is not declining."
2:05 PM Sep 24, 2013
On the street corners of Grand Haven’s busiest main drag, Beacon Boulevard, it is common to witness one of America’s seriously unhandled social and economic problems: the needs of people living near or beneath the poverty line.
4:00 PM Sep 19, 2013
Some things never change, and for me it is the evolution of summer into the start of another new school year.
2:52 PM Sep 18, 2013
So, what do you want to be when you grow up?
3:00 PM Sep 17, 2013
When I first got out of college, I moved back home and began my job search. Every day, I had a list of cover letters and resumes to send out and follow-up calls to make.
4:00 PM Sep 13, 2013
I am frequently asked about the secrets to success for middle and high school students. The standard replies include uninterrupted family time for daily reflection on learning, nightly reading, a dedicated time and place for homework, and staying in communication with school and teachers.
2:30 PM Sep 12, 2013
I was watching national political news the other day and I started thinking about the Old Testament prophet Samuel. I realize this is not a reaction common among news viewers, so let me explain.
2:52 PM Sep 11, 2013
By the time you read this column, the question I am raising might already be past tense.
3:01 PM Sep 10, 2013
September is that transitional time between summer and autumn. The children are back in school, summer humidity begins to subside, days are generally warm and pleasant, evenings cool down, and sweaters and jackets begin to appear.
3:00 PM Sep 6, 2013
Rather than scorning C3 Exchange and Ian Lawton, both deserve praise for making C3 the only independent-thinking spiritual organization in the Tri-Cities.