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Dr. King first gave his “Other America” speech at Stanford University in 1967 and addressed topics surrounding race, poverty and economic injustices that were, and still are, plaguing American society. In Dr. King’s speech he begins by painting the picture of the two Americas that exist...

If someone would have asked me that question last year, I probably would have been at a loss for words. A loss because I felt like I was lost in the mix of lesson plans, pressure from administration, and students that just seemed to love...

  Author: Michael Gong, MTR Grad A few years ago, my church, which lives and meets in Mitchell Heights, was studying the Gospel account of Matthew. We made a simple, but foundational observation: the overwhelming majority of transformational interactions that Jesus had with people began with him...

Author: Rocky Anthony, MTR Counselor We often talk about our shared struggle to find the ever-elusive balance of work and rest. We may try many different ways to carve out time for rest, even through our attempts often fall short. In my many conversations through the...

Jasmine Monroe: When I think of community at Sherwood Middle School, I think of daily reminders that I am not in this alone. The beginning of this year was difficult, to say the least. There were many days when I sat at my front door literally...

16 So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who...

  You don’t need me to remind you how injustice relentlessly attacks our schools, administrators, parents, and students. Our world desperately needs Jesus. We pray and ask Jesus to fix the brokenness, but that healing begins in our hearts. As I pour myself out for the...

Holiday season entails multiple well-meaning, sincere people asking me the impossibly broad question “how is school?” This question is ripe with possibility; one word does not suffice nor often does an entire conversation. When asked this question by people I love, I simply want to...