Charles Johnson, founder and executive director of Pastors for Children, talks about public education as a public trust.
Senator Joseph Lieberman’s religious beliefs are one of this week’s major news stories, following a Sunday morning appearance at an African-American church in Detroit, a Monday morning interfaith breakfast in Chicago and a Monday letter from the Anti-Defamation League. The New York Times carried a piece on Friday, September 1, that said Democratic vice-presidential candidate […]Read More
Baptist Press has attacked curriculum lesson writers apparently without reading the lessons themselves. Released August 30, a BP story criticized the Baptist Center for Ethics’ online curriculum related to the changes in the Baptist Faith and Message. BCE, a freestanding organization, produced an undated, 13-lesson curriculum series on the changes the Southern Baptist Convention made […]Read More
Two news stories about the death of a journalist illustrate competing approaches to journalism. The Baptist Press story about Al Shackleford’s death in a car accident gave two short sentences to the emotional events surrounding his termination 10 years ago by the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee. The Associated Baptist Press story on Shackleford’s death […]Read More
Behind Baptist Press’ disregard for truthfulness and fairness is the journalistic approach of Marvin Olasky, editor of World magazine. A professor of journalism at the University of Texas, Olasky is best known as the architect of George W. Bush’s catchphrase “compassionate conservatism.” Bush and Olasky first met when Bush was running for governor in 1993. […]Read More
Women are becoming increasingly involved in financial decisions for their households, according to a recent article. “The female half, once limited to such weighty matters as grocery spending, is now an equal partner in long-term financial decisions such as mortgages, investments, and estate planning,” wrote Joan Raymond, in the July issue of American Demographics. Women […]Read More