This article discusses the goal and fruit of Christian education.
Who has the responsibility to educate children? A proper understanding of the covenant has great implications for the education of children. This article shows how Christian schools play a role in keeping parents responsible for education. The author extends a call to parents to heed to this call rather than leave the responsibility to government.
Why do you send your children to a Christian school? Isn't it better for them to learn how to be Christians in a secular school?
The biggest threat facing Christian education is the influence of humanism. Why is it a threat? It is because at the core of humanism is the belief that man is the measure of all things. This article shows that to face this enemy, the Christian teacher has been given faith, Scripture and the covenant as tools.
Three reasons motivate Christian parents to pursue Christian education for their children: instructing children in the ways of the Lord, instructing them only in the truth of God, and instructing them to serve God. The responsibility belongs to both parents and children - children are to be diligent in their studies, and parents are to be supportive. With this approach, Christian schools become a way of worshiping and glorifying God.
Education is not neutral; it is either a choice for Christ or against Christ. Christ calls us to search for knowledge with the fear of the Lord. This calling leads us to pursue Christian education for our children.
It is in the Reformed worldview that a comprehensive Christian perspective of life can be set over in opposition to the teachings of unbelievers. The Reformed view of education is set up in such a way that it can overcome the challenge of the wisdom of the world. This article explains this matter from a number of points of view. Comparisons are made between the Reformed view of education and that of non-Reformed Christians, or of the non-Christian.
Was Robert Rakes the pioneer of the so-called Sunday School movement? This article considers the claim often made that Robert Rakes is the father of Christian education who began the modem Sunday school movement in England in 1780. Other rival claims are mentioned and Rakes' practice of education is described.
This essay considers the possibility of a uniquely Christian approach to education. The author writes from the angle of Christians in the Third World. This paper takes a look at some aspects that the author feels have been lost in the field of biblical studies. It makes a modest proposal for the recovery of the Christian mind in biblical scholarship.
Is it possible to develop a uniquely Christian approach to the various academic disciplines? This article responds to the views of Oliver Barclay in order to defend the possibility of Christian education. The article highlights a number of areas of disagreement with Barclay, such as the areas of a biblical mandate for a theoretical Christian mind, personal versus social ethics, and the basis of a Christian mind.