The past

The past is a difficult topic for many people. Some have a glamorized view of it — turning it into something it never was. Some people do this because the past was very painful for them and so it’s their way of coping with that. And just as there are numerous people, they all have their reasons. Regardless of the reason, the past is a topic that touches a nerve for many people.

There are currently lots of debate about how to teach the past — especially in relation to race. Some argue that students should be a fuller view of history and teach about the impact of history on race, hear from different perspectives…



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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.