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Do Justice is a conversation starter for those wishing to pursue justice in and through the Christian Church. Together, we’re finding new ideas and perspectives, sharing better ways to engage in justice work, remembering our motivation, and growing in our faith. Join us! Do Justice is hosted by World Renew, the Office of Social Justice, and the Centre for Public Dialogue of the Christian Reformed Church of North America.
 
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Hosts Chris Orme and Vanessa Alvarez talk with immigration mobilizer Jason Lief about immigration in the United States. Lief is a professor at Northwestern College in practical theology. In this conversation the three speakers discuss their connections to immigration and a Christian approach to immigration. More information on Blessing Not Burden. …
 
This is a conversation about the new Georgetown Center for Education and the Workplace's research on the ROI of a college degree (https://cew.georgetown.edu/cew-reports/collegeroi/). With my friend and independent counselor, Rob Schwartz, we dig into this research and what it means for students and families. Rob Schwartz's bio: Mr. Schwartz current…
 
Dave Mulder is one of my favorite educators, and I love to follow him on Twitter. The "No More Crappy Homework" podcast we did nearly 3 years ago is the most listened to of these podcast conversations, so I talked Dave into a follow-up conversation. Dave's bio: "I love to teach! Before joining the Education department at Dordt in 2012, I taught in …
 
This is a conversation that builds on a prior podcast with Jon Eckert where he asks the question "Who do we need?", and pushes us to think deeper about who is missing in school leadership and what we can do about it. Emily shares insights from her current work, her study of Classical Languages at university, lessons from being a young head teacher,…
 
I had the opportunity to talk to Lynn Swaner about her research into Flourishing Schools and why some schools flourish and others do not. Find the report here: https://community.acsi.org/flourishingschools/home Lynn Swaner, is the Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at ACSI. Prior to joining ACSI, she served as a graduate professor of education, …
 
In this episode of the podcast I have the opportunity to talk to Dr. Patrick Wolf about his new research entitled, The Protestant Family Ethic: What Do Protestant, Catholic, Private, and Public Schooling Have to Do with Marriage, Divorce, and Non-marital Childbearing?. Dr. Patrick J. Wolf is a Distinguished Professor of Education Policy and 21st Ce…
 
Jon Eckert, Ed.D., is Professor of Educational Leadership, and the Lynda and Robert Copple Endowed Chair in Christian School Leadership. Dr. Eckert came to Baylor in 2019 with over two decades of experience in education. He taught and coached intermediate and middle school students outside of Chicago and Nashville for 12 years. After completing his…
 
In this intergenerational episode Kate Kooyman talks with Steve Mulder the Field Coordinator for the CRCNA’s Climate Witness Project and his granddaughter Anneke Spoelma a 15-year-old freshman at Grand Rapids Public Museum High School. Anneke and Steve were part of a delegation sent by the Climate Witness Project to Kenya and Uganda to meet with Wo…
 
In talking about her latest guest JJ TenClay host Kate Kooyman says, “From JJ... I was able to gain such a different perspective, a better perspective on the global-ness of the refugee situation around the world.” What a great reason to listen to this episode of the Do Justice podcast! JJ is the Refugee Ministries Coordinator for Reformed Church of…
 
In this episode host Kate Kooyman calls Sandra Maria Van Opstal one of her “justice crushes.” They dive right into conversation about worship and justice starting with Sandra’s book The Next Worship. Besides writing books Sandra is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of Chasing Justice and the Preaching Pastor at Grace and Peace Church.…
 
Host Kate Kooyman connects with guest Dr. Alexia Salvatierra from a coffee shop. You’ll hear background sounds as Kate and Alexia discuss Alexia’s long-term work for justice, especially in the area of immigration. Alexia is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, and coauthor of the book Faith Rooted Organizing.…
 
Kevin Vander Wal is a 6th grade Math and Bible Teacher at Timothy Christian School in Elmhurst, IL. This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be al…
 
Bill Postma is Director of Instruction at Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, MI. This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things t…
 
Neil Okuley is Principal of Unity Christian Academy in South Holland, IL. This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we…
 
Steve Beezhold is Director of Technology and Innovation at Charlotte Christian School. This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to a…
 
Josh Davis is Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction at Monte Vista Christian School. This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all t…
 
Sean Atchison is a 4th grade teacher and developer of CH Connect at Cherry Hills Christian School. This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all…
 
Justin Smith is Head of Upper School at Little Rock Christian Academy. This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we wi…
 
Zach Gautier is Dean of Academic Services at Valor Christian High School. This is a new series where I ask educators, "what is something that we need to stop in order to do better things?" It was inspired by Jon Eckert's Edutopia blog "The No in Innovate" where he says, "we cannot do everything well. If we attempt to be all things to all people, we…
 
Jessica Koehler is a writer for Psychology Today, former school psychologist, Psychology Instructor, leader of Koehler Academy (www.koehleracademy.com), and a homeschooler. I came into contact with Jessica through her article “Wandering into Wonder: Understanding the intersection of personality and awe.” (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/bey…
 
This is the first in a series I've entitled "Get Ready" as we shift our attention from finishing this school year to starting next year. Throughout the next three weeks I hope to ask school leaders what is on the forefront of their mind as they prepare. Carl Martinez is the Head of School at Whittier Christian High School in La Habra, CA.…
 
Ben joined Creative Strategies in 2000 and has primarily focused his analysis and research on the consumer technology industry and consumer technology products and services. He has provided custom industry analysis and developed strategic plans for clients in the markets of the digital home, mobile computing, personal electronics, personal computin…
 
Isaac Lewis is an Academic and College Counselor and colleague of mine at Valley Christian High School in San Jose, CA. Isaac and I enjoy having lots of conversations and has probably given me more feedback on these podcast than anyone else. In this conversation Isaac talks about colleges and whether students will go back if they don't open campus …
 
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