Michael Ryan

Michael Ryan is Executive Editor of The Lion. A Kansas City native, he’s been an award-winning reporter, editor and opinion writer at newspapers in Kansas, Missouri, Georgia and Texas.

Christian Schools
Christian Teacher of the Year: Mark Newman has students view today’s news and toughest topics through the lens of scripture

It seems as if everyone‚Äôs trying to put his or her own spin on the lunacy and lewdness that is the news of today. Mark Newman chooses to put current… Read More

September 25, 2023
Kansas City librarian derides parents as ‚Äėpeople who can‚Äôt let other people have opinions‚Äô in front of audience of high school students

As Senior Teen Librarian at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library,  Kelsey Bates says she gets to ‚Äúlive my dream of creating a warm and welcoming space… Read More

September 20, 2023
Upcoming ‚ÄėHeartland Hybrid and Microschools Summit‚Äô in Kansas City set to grow education freedom movement

If education is the final frontier in American freedom, its pioneers and homesteaders are meeting in Kansas City next weekend to map the open prairie and help each other plant… Read More

September 15, 2023
Sen. Hawley boycotts Big Tech‚Äôs private ‚Äėcocktail party‚Äô in Senate, warns of AI consequences for children

Calling it a ‚Äúcocktail party‚ÄĚ for Big Tech, Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley refused to attend a Senate meeting with the country‚Äôs most powerful IT execs Wednesday to discuss the dangers… Read More

September 15, 2023
Christian Schools
Christian Teacher of the Year: Kyle Rapinchuk’s students tasked with planning churches from scratch, seeing God in history’s great books

The global nonprofit Junior Achievement teaches students how to turn an idea into a business. Dr. Kyle Rapinchuk teaches his students how to turn their religious beliefs into a church. Read More

September 12, 2023