Tag Archives: current-events

Civility

Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.” (1 Peter 2:17) That’s a simple, straightforward verse, is it not! It is really easy to read. It is not really easy to follow. Our society … Continue reading

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Not Guilty

Well, the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial was reached and read and reacted to on Saturday evening, July 13, 2013. Mr. Zimmerman was found “not-guilty.” I have my own thoughts about the verdict and the guilt or innocence of … Continue reading

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Growing Up in Poverty

One of the assignments I give out in my sociology classes is to watch documentary about poverty in the United States called, The Line.  After watching the documentary the students are asked to submit a 2 page summary of what they saw … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary (not)

Forty-years ago today Roe vs. Wade became law in the United States, giving a woman the right to have an abortion at any time during her pregnancy. There were abortions in the United States (legal and illegal) before Roe vs. … Continue reading

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A Lack of Knowledge About Hidden Rules

This is part 9 in a series on poverty, following Dr. Ruby Payne’s 8 basic resources that people in poverty lack. Here is a link to part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, part 7, and part 8. A simple definition of poverty … Continue reading

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A Lack of Relationships / Role Models

This is part 8 in a series on poverty, following Dr. Ruby Payne’s 8 basic resources that people in poverty lack. Here is a link to part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, and part 7. … Continue reading

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A Lack of Support Systems

This is part 7 in a series on poverty, following Dr. Ruby Payne’s 8 basic resources that people in poverty lack. Here is a link to part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6. A simple definition of poverty is a … Continue reading

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