Beit Gamaliel

The House of Gamaliel: The confluence of knowledge and faith.

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Cancel Culture Becomes Entrapment Culture

My son runs in a circle of friends that represent Asian and black backgrounds. One night in his dorm, he was engrossed in a video game. His roommates were all messing around when they started asking my son, “What is that racist word for black people?” As he continued to play his video game, the questioning intensified until one of his friends said, “Just say it!” At this point, my son turned around to realize they had been filming the whole thing. Why were black students trying to get my son to say a derogatory racial slur on camera? Curious.

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Normal or Normalized? Mental Illness is Still Mental Illness

Helping teenagers find a realistic self-perception is critical for them to move into adulthood with a healthy frame of mind. Recently Piers Morgan came under fire for his doubt of Megan Markel’s claims of suicidal thoughts. It wasn’t his doubt they got him in trouble; it was the backlash of diminishing or belittling mental illness.

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Back to Babel: The Birth of Humanism

I teach a Biblical Worldview course for educators. We discuss at length the influence of humanism upon society and the education systems of the US. But I also see a generation of young people now struggling with their faith trying to reconcile truth and doctrine with their humanistic ideologies.

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Last of the Mohicans: The Death of the Great American Mascot

In a recent debate in central Florida, a Tampa area school board is wrestling with removing all native American mascots from its schools in response to the Native American Parent Advisory Council asked the district last year to change all of the mascots.

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