Many American schools aren’t succeeding in the basics. In 2015, the U.S. Department of Education found that almost 20% of American high school graduates could not read. In many communities, that number is far higher. This is a moment for Christians to love our neighbors through education, like our forebears did. We should also advocate for new school choice policies, like the one just implemented in Arizona, which allows parents to use their own tax money for the schooling that’s best for their kids. There’s a lot that we can do, and when we do it, we give good gifts to the world. While grown-ups stalk picket lines, there are real kids who need a real education right now. The Church has always been more than up to the task.
Hillsong Church may be undergoing changes to its organizational structure after a suspended employee claimed that the megachurch misappropriated donations and gave “large cash gifts” to former Hillsong Global Senior Pastor Brian Houston and others.