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Her.meneutics was co-founded by Katelyn Beaty and Sarah Pulliam Bailey.

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Ditch the Diploma: Why College Graduates Are Questioning Their Education

June 12, 2012 9:30 AM

Across the nation, graduates are tossing their caps into the air and investing their hopes of success in their sheepskins. Not since the Magna Carta has so much faith been put into a piece of paper; indeed, belief in the...

An Open Letter to My College Students

March 29, 2012 8:55 AM

College students and faculty know this point of the semester is the toughest. Spring break has recently passed, and finals are too far away to rejoice over the close of the term and too close to allow for much rest...

When Higher Education Is Neither: Why Should I Earn a Degree?

January 9, 2012 8:51 AM

I recently found myself at a dining table full of accomplished acquaintances, and the conversation wandered to the subject of alma maters. “Where did you go to college, Michelle?” I hesitated before answering: “I didn’t finish college.” Among the highly...

A Real Christian Education

October 26, 2011 9:06 AM

Our daughter Penny started kindergarten six weeks ago. At the end of her first day of school, she greeted me with, “Mom! I didn’t miss you!” She’s loved every moment since. I’m sure much of her experience is typical—she walks...

A Christian Response to Gay Bullying

October 12, 2011 9:47 AM

A few weeks ago, Jamey Rodemeyer was found dead by his parents in their Buffalo, New York, home. But Rodemeyer’s death was different. The 14-year-old was one of many young people who have committed suicide over bullying and taunting over...

A Woman's Place in Christian Higher Ed

October 4, 2011 10:03 AM

Spiritual writer Frederick Buechner once defined calling as the place where a person’s “greatest passion meets the world's greatest need.” But what of a person’s leadership? This summer, researchers in Christian higher education surveyed 16 top leaders at Council for...

Welcoming Doubt to Christian Education

September 16, 2011 8:43 AM

I started school at age 5 and never left once. My formal education was entirely secular: public schools, then a private college, followed by graduate school at a state university. My teaching career began in Sunday school, continued in a...

Adderall Arrives at Christian Colleges

August 29, 2011 11:53 AM

Like any university campus, Christian colleges/universities have their share of students who abuse street drugs. But in my work with Christian college students over the past few years, I’ve noticed more and more over-the-counter and prescription drug abuse. One of...

Confessions of a Breadwinner Wife

May 3, 2011 9:05 AM

I married up. While I am impatient for the traffic light to change, the summer to arrive, and the bottle to drop from the soda machine, my husband is the most patient person I know. While I am cynical...

Ohio Mom Gets Jailtime for Better Education

February 9, 2011 11:52 AM

What do Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables and an African American single mother in Ohio have in common? Both faced gut-wrenching realities that sometimes cause law-abiding individuals to blur the lines between what’s legal and what seems morally permissible. The shades...

Her.meneutics' Favorite Picture Books

October 20, 2010 11:36 AM

Splashed across the front page of The New York Times last week was a sobering report on the demise of picture books, a long-standing staple of children's literature. According to the NYT, more parents are giving their children text-heavy books...

When Doubt Comes to Church

October 6, 2010 8:50 AM

In a presidential address at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship’s annual conference in 1972, evangelical luminary John Stott admitted that he found himself "wondering how the apostle [Paul] would react if he were to visit Western Christendom today. I think he would...

How Christians Will Save America's Schools

September 28, 2010 11:50 AM

Sixty-eight percent of eighth graders in the U.S. can’t read at grade level. 1.2 million teenagers drop out of school every year. And 44 percent of dropouts under age 24 are jobless. These statistics, from the Broad Foundation for Education,...

Sexy Evangelism

June 15, 2010 10:32 AM

My husband runs a dormitory of 30 high-school boys. Recently two of them lounged on our living room floor, asking questions about our faith. It started with theodicy (If God is good, why do bad things happen?). We covered confession...

Afghan Girls Poisoned for Attending School

April 29, 2010 12:37 PM

Some 88 girls and teachers fell ill at three different schools within a week in northern Afghanistan. Authorities believe the sickness is due to poison gas attacks, and have not yet identified who harmed the girls and teachers. The Taliban...

Technology's Dark Underbelly

March 31, 2010 9:16 AM

When news broke that a Pennsylvania school district was using laptop computers to spy on students in their own homes, I did what seemed the only logical thing to do: I panicked. In a world where airports can view detailed...

Learning from the Cornell Suicides

March 26, 2010 10:15 AM

The public image of Cornell University, the Ithaca, New York, Ivy League school, changed drastically this month when news broke that a third student in one month had committed suicide by jumping from Cornell’s famed gorges, following three other...

Mixed-Gender Housing, and Mixed-Gender Friendship

March 25, 2010 11:06 AM

Should men and women room together at college? Last week the Los Angeles Times reported that close to 50 campuses across the U.S. permit those of the opposite sex to room together in what's being called "gender-neutral housing." According to...

Why Boys Are Failing in the Classroom

February 25, 2010 9:05 AM

True or false: Our educational system gives boys an academic advantage. Answer: A resounding yes, when Leave It To Beaver was the TV ratings champ. But Richard Whitmire, author of Why Boys Fail: Saving Our Sons From An Educational System...

Hookup Culture: Mostly a Myth

February 16, 2010 9:21 AM

When I picked up the Style section of The New York Times last Sunday, I was excited to see the front-page feature, “The New Math on Campus,” a look at how the gender imbalance on college campuses (60 percent...

Reading to Enrich a Child's Soul

February 2, 2010 9:12 AM

While American children and young adults might be reading more than in years past (says a 2009 study from the National Endowment for the Arts), they also are on the whole spending more time lost in a media blitz....

Stanton Jones, CedarvilleOUT Come to Campus

November 13, 2009 10:04 AM

Last spring, John* asked if we could meet at the Hive, our college campus snack shop. After a bit of small talk, he confided, “My friends said that you’re someone I’d feel safe talking to. And this is what I...

In the Loop: Down syndrome abortions on the rise

October 29, 2009 10:20 AM

In Britain, Down syndrome abortions are on the rise According to a recent study, around nine in ten British women who are told they are going to have a baby with Down syndrome decide to terminate the pregnancy, resulting in...

Mazel tov for Jewish Women

October 16, 2009 8:29 AM

Orthodox Jewish women have a reason to celebrate this month. Ten years ago, Nishmat, an advanced Torah study center for women in Israel, was founded as part of a larger experiment. The center sought to certify female students as experts...

The President's Speech and Parental Rights

September 9, 2009 9:10 AM

Children in many U.S. schools yesterday heard President Obama exhort the values of hard work and personal responsibility in his back-to-school address. Reformed pastor John Piper of Bethlehem Baptist Church praised the speech as “a wonderful gift of common...

Liberty University and the Liberty to Dissent

July 1, 2009 8:51 AM

Last month, Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, revoked its official recognition of the student Democratic group on campus, saying that the Democratic Party platform conflicted with the university's Christian principles. Following purported complaints from trustees, parents, and (perhaps most significantly)...

Supreme Court Rules Girl's Strip Search Unconstitutional

June 30, 2009 2:31 PM

In a case that Her.meneutics covered this April, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled late last week that Arizona middle school officials violated the Constitution when they strip-searched a 13-year-old girl suspected of having over-the-counter pain medication. Savana Redding's parents sued...

Elizabeth Lev Defends Mom's Decision to Turn Down Notre Dame

April 29, 2009 3:14 PM

Politics Daily contributor Elizabeth Lev fired a smart defense this morning of Mary Ann Glendon's refusal to accept Notre Dame's Laetare Medal and to speak alongside President Obama at the school's May 17 commencement ceremony. Glendon sent a letter...

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