And he said, Thus saith the Lord, Make this valley full of ditches. For thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that …You Make the Trenches Read More
TODAY’S BIBLE READING CHALLENGE: Isaiah 43:14-45:10 Ephesians 3:1-21 Psalm 68:1-18 Proverbs 24:1-2 Isaiah 43:14-15 — Notice the titles for the LORD. Who is this that is addressing us? The LORD, Our Redeemer, …September 24 – God Called a Pagan King by Name 150 Years Before He Was Born! Read More
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, …In God’s Time Read More
TODAY’S BIBLE READING CHALLENGE: Isaiah 41:17-43:13 Ephesians 2:1-22 Psalm 67:1-7 Proverbs 23:29-35 Isaiah 41:23 — God dares the other gods to a challenge. Can they prophesy the future? What are they? Nothing …September 23 – Transformed by Grace in Ephesians! Read More
Welcome to Fast Facts with Reasons for Hope. I’m Carl Kerby with more about the curiosities of the cuttlefish. Get this! The cuttlefish can weigh more than 25 pounds and …Fast Facts: Cuttlefish – Part II Read More
Date: September 22, 2023 Host: Jim Schneider MP3 | Order From coast to coast and around the world, Crosstalk keeps you informed on news events of interest to Christians. Here’s a sample of what …News Roundup & Comment Read More
It’s December 11, 1776. I’m in Burlington, New Jersey, with Quaker Margaret Hill Morris. JG: “Mrs. Morris, what was it like when the Hessian soldiers took over Burlington?” MHM: “Mr. …Margaret Hill Morris – December 11, 1776 Read More
Twenty-two states, so far, have enacted restrictions on performing so-called “gender-affirming” medical interventions on minors. Many of these laws have faced court challenges and there’s good news: Two federal appellate courts have upheld these laws.
This legislation not only prevents young people from medical and psychological harm, it protects the rights of parents, who in many cases are not told by schools that their children are actively pursuing gender transitions.
Should a school ever keep parents in the dark when a child asks to be treated as a different gender? These 22 states said ‘no.’ In California, state officials say ‘yes.’ Some school boards are pushing back.
Orange Unified School District has become the sixth California district to require that parents be notified if a child takes steps toward identifying as a member of the opposite sex. This follows Rocklin Unified School District, near Sacramento, which passed a policy, by a vote of 4 -1 which requires that schools contact parents within three days if their child asks to use a name, pronouns, or single-sex facilities “that do not align with the child’s biological sex.”
These actions stand in opposition to Governor Gavin Newsome’s stance against parental notification policies.
In July, Chino Valley Unified School District, near San Bernardino, became the first California district to approve one of these common-sense parental rights policies. State Attorney General Rob Bonta recently obtained a temporary restraining order against enforcement of the Chino district’s policy. Lance Christenson of the California Policy Center told The Washington Stand, “Gov. Newsome and other state officials are on a mission to strip parents of their rights and give control over their kids to the government.” He said the attorney general is attempting to “scare other school boards that are considering adopting parental rights policies.”
This is a state government attempting to hide vital information from parents and to facilitate minors’ gender transitions without notifying their parents. May additional school boards join the rebellion.
No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. (Psalm 84:11) Many pleasing things the Lord may withhold but “no good thing.” He is the best judge of …Heavenly Wealth Read More
Jason Riley wrote about the war on meritocracy. In previous commentaries, I have discussed this disturbing trend to no longer evaluate students based on merit. Jason Riley, as an African American, adds an important perspective to this ongoing debate.
While so many are criticizing Governor Ron DeSantis for a few sentences in a 200-page black history curriculum, there is a bigger issue. Just a little over a third (39%) of Miami-Dade County fourth graders are proficient in reading. By eighth grade, the percentage (31%) drops even further. Jason Riley asks, “Who cares if kids have access to books by Toni Morrison or Jodi Picoult if most of them can’t comprehend the contents?”
He goes on to remind us that the problem in Miami isn’t an isolated educational problem. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (what I have frequently referred to as the “Nation’s Report Card”), scores for black fourth graders trailed that of white fourth graders by 29 points. After spending so much money and manpower, the report acknowledged that the “performance gap was not significantly different from that in 1998.”
Bureaucrats, educators, and activists have a solution. If certain minority students do poorly on tests, then get rid of the standardized tests and lower the standards. He quotes economist Walter Williams who lamented that we have been giving black students “phony grades and ultimately fraudulent diplomas.”
This war on meritocracy has been taking place throughout the educational spectrum. This isn’t just a problem in K-12 education, but Jason Riley talks about how the war is even being waged in our medical schools. We need to hold students to a higher standard of excellence and return to a foundation of meritocracy.
https://episodes.castos.com/64063b9346f5f0-85323018/dfaf00fd-0245-486a-a16d-edd1e2d48ca6-WI-230922-mixdown.mp3A recent op ed by in The New York Times by liberal columnist Nicholas Kristof, asserted that if America is really going to get serious about poverty, we must move …“The Blind Spot” in Poverty Read More
Today we’re talking about worldviews. While reading these apologetic articles, you may wonder, “Carl, with so much evidence for design in creation, why would people still refuse to acknowledge God?” …WORLDVIEW: What Is a “Worldview?” Read More
https://assets.answersingenesis.org/aud/answers-daily/volume-151/AWKH20230922.mp3 This is Ken Ham, and our Creation Museum hosts the world’s most powerful pro-life exhibit. Earlier this year, two bioethicists in Canada wrote a paper arguing for assisted suicide—that …Canada—a Nation of Death! Read More
The “wars and rumors of wars” that Jesus mentions in Matthew 24:6-7 is one of the great indicators that He is about to return. They are not indications that the …Why Will the Kings of the East (China, India and Others) Fight with Israel? Read More
https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/9bua7j/SLT092223G.mp3 Hi, I’m John Sorensen, President of Evangelism Explosion International, and you’re listening to Share Life Today. Just like adults, children need the hope of the Gospel. When they come …Faith Like A Child Read More
TODAY’S BIBLE READING CHALLENGE: Isaiah 39:1-41:16 Ephesians 1:1-23 Psalm 66:1-20 Proverbs 23:25-28 Isaiah 39:3 — Joshua said the same thing about the Gibeonites (Joshua 9:6). Seek the LORD first before you start making alliances (2 Corinthians …September 22 – Wings as Eagles Read More
Biden Student Loan Promise Is Swamp Tactics 101 This website stores cookies on your computer. These cookies are used to collect information about how you interact with our website and …Biden Student Loan Promise Is Swamp Tactics 101 Read More
https://lifeissues.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/LIFX_LIF5_09-22-23.mp3Massachusetts is desperate to find homes willing to take in foster children. It’s reported children sleep in social workers’ offices, in hospitals and emergency rooms because there’s no homes available. …Blatant Religious Discrimination Read More
Hebrews 11:3“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.” …The Beginning of Faith Read More
Génesis 1:31“Y vio Dios todo cuanto había hecho, y era bueno en gran manera. Y fue la tarde y la mañana del sexto día”. La resistencia a los antibióticos es …La Súper-Arma Antibiótica Read More