The argument that poor men served at a much higher rate seems unassailable, with estimates as high as 80 percent of draftees coming from poor or working-class families. But the emotions that these stories evoke does not necessarily mean that draft selections were zero sum.
Allowing room for pain and grief in children’s and young adult literature allows readers to avoid the shame of not living a life full of happily ever afters. When stories include sharp, painful corners, there’s room for readers' own sharp, painful corners.
Dana VanderLugtSeptember 11, 2023
I was standing on a crowded Washington DC metro one morning, nauseated from all of this bouncing wild like a tennis ball inside of me. I glanced at the faces around me—a mixture of beautiful colors and cultures from around the world and no doubt carrying unseen burdens. Each believed a variety of things about God, and each had been brought to this moment down a long path I knew nothing about. I realized that likely not one of these…
Christy BerghoefSeptember 4, 2023
What might a distinctly Reformed approach to contemporary praise and worship entail that engages with the core emphases of CPW and the charisms of the broad umbrella of Reformed traditions?
Adam A. Perez and Luke LitzAugust 28, 2023
I look forward to joining the old and the new and healing some of the pain of the intervening years, remembering that life is filled with highs and lows and change, but in the end there is hope—a hope that isn’t dependent on a changing world, but on a God who never changes.
Becky BarkemaAugust 21, 2023
Thinking and acting morally is not a matter of discerning unchanging principles and applying them in all circumstances. It is an evolving process of testing and reconsidering our principles as we apply them, a recursive deliberation in response to the outcome of our actions and the challenges offered by others who disagree.
David A. HoekemaAugust 14, 2023