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Navigating Your Child's Education: Grades 9-12

Tom Burns

Tom is Director of Teaching and Learning at Worthington Christian School. He also serves as Teaching Pastor at Life Community Church in Hilliard, Ohio. He and his wife Christie are parents to four school-aged children and have many years of teaching and parenting experience. Before kids, Tom played baseball and golf; now he is relegated to either coaching or spectating while his kids have all the fun. He is particularly interested in the intersection of theology and learning, exploring how education​ forms the learner and the teacher more and more into the image of Christ.

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Dual Enrollment Courses: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

By Tom Burns on Jan 14, 2020 9:00 PM

According to Forbes magazine publisher and author Rich Karlgaard, our society today is obsessed with early achievement. He suggests that parents and the education system itself push students to take all of the hardest courses, earn the highest grades, achieve the best test scores and gain admission to the most prestigious universities. As an educator and parent of a high school senior with younger children moving into high school, I have witnessed and experienced this reality first-hand.

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'Fighting' for Unity in the Faith in an Age of Division

By Tom Burns on Jun 6, 2019 9:25 AM

A scan of a news feed or glance at today’s headlines quickly reveals one of our society’s most profound issues: division. It seems that everywhere we turn, there is increasing hostility and disunion. We as a nation are increasingly polarized by our gender, race, sexual orientation, political views, socio-economic status, and religious convictions. Sadly, the Church is not immune to society’s divisive, even combative influence.

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