NYC’s Unlikely Defender

Friday, September 6, 2013
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I’m so honored to have written the following article about Jimmy Lee, the executive director of Restore NYC, an organization that serves trafficked foreign nationals in New York…

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What’s Wrong With Gifted Education For Our Kids?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

While having dinner with a family who lives in Manhattan, the parents told me about their daughter’s saga of testing for kindergarten admission into New York’s notoriously selective…

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Success for Our Kids…At What Cost?

Thursday, February 14, 2013
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We recently hosted friends from New York City for dinner, who came with their two young daughters in tow. The elder, a precocious four-year-old who can easily speak…

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“Gangnam Style”: The Downside to the Hype

Friday, September 21, 2012
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Perhaps you’ve been wondering what all the fuss is about “Gangnam Style,” the latest YouTube video-gone-viral with more than 220 million views to date. If you are one…

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Prone to Overparenting?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Our family had reached a breaking point: my eldest son was in first grade and was tired all the time from a combination of school, music, sports, church,…

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On Three Crazy, Courageous Men

Thursday, October 6, 2011

As the world now knows, yesterday brought news of the passing of iconoclastic Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who has been memorialized in countless tweets, blog posts, and Facebook…

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Why “Safe” Can Be Dangerous

Friday, June 24, 2011

Safety. We parents crave it for our children and our families; we search for neighborhoods that are considered “safe,” we try to keep our children away from dangerous…

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An American Success Story?

Monday, March 21, 2011

I spent the weekend in (rainy) Northern California, invited to speak by the Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity (ISAAC) on the topic “Beyond Tiger Parenting: How Missional Moms…

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What I Don’t Look for in a Church

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

After I first started having kids, I distinctly remember how important I thought it was for our family to attend a church with a strong children’s ministry. I…

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Scot McKnight Explains “Missional”, Part One

Friday, February 4, 2011

Scot McKnight wears many hats: he is the Karl A. Olsson professor in religious studies at North Park University in Chicago; he is a popular and award-winning author, with…

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