Charter School Leaps from ‘Academic Watch’ to ‘Excellent’

For many Ohio school districts, it can take years to reach “excellent” status on the state-issued report cards. One local school made the leap in just 12 months. Administrators and teachers with the Youngstown Community School learned late last week their facility jumped from “academic watch” for year 2008-09 to “excellent” for year 2009-10. The […]

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Discipleship – At What Cost?

What do you find hard to let go of? What sort of things make it hard for you to be a disciple? In today’s selection from Luke’s Gospel, Jesus laid out three “trip wires” for discipleship: attachment to family, the hard consequences of discipleship, and attachment to possessions. All three have a caveat. If someone […]

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Choose Not the Higher Position

According to scripture, our social aspirations betray the placement of our hearts – with God, or with false idols. In a passage unique to Luke, Jesus, in our Gospel today,  insists that, contrary to everything society tells us, we should not try to “keep up with the Joneses.” Rather, we should keep “down” with those […]

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One Flaw in Women

If you are a mother, a grandmother, daughter, a sister, a wife, a friend, an aunt or a girlfriend, or if your life has been enhanced by having women play these roles for you, we invite you to watch a new groundbreaking short movie, “The One Flaw In Women.” It’s based on the moving poem […]

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Who Will Be Saved?

“Who will be saved?” If you Google the question, there are pages and pages of search results and books galore trying to distill the answer!  Many of the entries try to streamline the response!   Our Gospel for this Sunday makes it very clear who will be saved. Jesus makes it very clear, that the journey […]

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