Christian Education Category

Christian Education

Over the past two years of blogging one of the topics that I’ve written on most, and which has been best received, is Christian education. In light of that I thought it would be wise to organize all those posts. Click on the links below to read more.¬† 1.How can we contrast the emphases of […]

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Education Idolatry

We live in a society in which the central emphasis could be described as anything but God. Even more alarming is the thought that this same trend can be observed in Christianity itself. The reality of our cultural crisis is a fact we must come to terms with and in¬†context of the Christian School, we […]

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Five Common Mindsets to Avoid in Bible Study

God is worth His word being read, interpreted, and applied well. If you doubt that for a moment, then I recommend reading through Psalm 119 in its entirety. Even if you are convinced of God’s worth and the sufficiency of His word you have likely at times, like myself, approached scripture with a faulty perspective. […]

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Staying Christian in College – 101

The key to staying Christian in college is staying Christian. That is not a cop-out and of course there is more to be said. Still, the overarching truth remains that college is merely a crucible for faith. As 1 John 2:18-19 reminds us, those who go out from us were never truly of us. Before […]

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The Dangers of Christian Education

Blessings can become curses if not understood, cherished, and wielded well. Christian education has no shortage of inherit blessings and potential pitfalls. If we are not intentional in applying Biblical truth and the centrality of the gospel to every facet of Christian education, then cracks can become dangerous canyons. Thankfully, those dangers can be avoided […]

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Pragmatic Junkies

The first two posts in this series, Educational Paradigms and Christian Thinking, set the stage for discussing a rising danger within Christianity and Christian education. After addressing the issues raised in those posts, I’d like to take a more concentrated look at a potential pitfall. A great temptation in our American culture is to view […]

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Christian Thinking in Education

Our thoughts are gateways into our souls and so what we think is a clear reflection of who we truly are. If those thoughts are only worth pennies, then surely we have paid the price for being apathetic in our thinking. The necessity of deep thought within Christendom and more specifically within Christian education is […]

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Educational Paradigms

In order to successfully evaluate the paradigms of education, secular and Christian in particular, you have to admit your initial bias. We are all subject to patterns of thinking from centuries and decades ago even though those patterns are not at the forefront of our minds. With that being said, I have to admit at […]

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The Distinctives of Christian Education

What distinguishes Christian education from education in general? This is a question which is easily posed and less easily answered. The gulf between the two realms of educational practice, Christian and secular, is vast and multi-faceted. Because of this great divide and diversity, I am going to undertake a series of posts which explore the […]

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