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The Great Dechurching: Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back?

Despite some qualms about theological language and recognizing that this is not a Pew Research or Gallup study with in-depth explanations of social causality, I came away from reading this book with a better understanding of what has happened in the past twenty-five years, and with hope for the future because God is presently at work, even amid the Great Dechurching.
January 31, 2024
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Is Math Real? How Simple Questions Lead Us to Mathematics’ Deepest Truths

Students who ask questions about why math is the way it is, rather than seeing math as a collection of known facts to be memorized, are told implicitly or explicitly that they are not “math people.” Many of them internalize this message, stop asking questions, and learn as little math as possible, avoiding careers that require the use of mathematics and sometimes passing erroneous (and harmful) messages about mathematics on to their children. In Is Math Real? How Simple Questions…
January 10, 2024
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The River We Remember

With The River We Remember, his latest stand-alone novel, William Kent Krueger has crafted a story as engaging as any he’s written, though not as memorable as This Tender Land.
January 3, 2024