La Shawn Barber

La Shawn writes about culture, faith, and politics. Her work has appeared in the Christian Research Journal, Christianity Today, the Washington Examiner, and other publications

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A smaller battle in North Carolina

Religious Liberty | A Christian student group sues N.C. State over free speech restrictions on...
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 5/11/16, 04:38 pm

Unlike the high-profile showdown in North Carolina between a governor who signed a bill into law to protect the privacy of women and girls in public restrooms and changing rooms and an overstepping, bloated federal government that accuses the state of violating federal law, this battle is quieter yet important in its own right.

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Improving the numbers by changing the rules

Education | St. Louis school district suspends out-of-school suspensions for young...
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 4/27/16, 02:59 pm

“And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account” (Hebrews 4:13).

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Not too late for the unbeliever

Faith & Inspiration
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 4/20/16, 04:17 pm

“If I convert it’s because it’s better that a believer dies than that an atheist does.”

Christopher Hitchens, who died of esophageal cancer in 2011, wrote these words in the final chapter of Mortality (Twelve, 2012) as he was dying. The publisher described them as “fragmentary jottings … left unfinished at the time of the author’s death.” Hitchens’s widow, Carol Blue, said in the afterword that he wrote the “jottings … in bursts of energy and enthusiasm.”

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