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.
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.
The concern of Chapter 1 is the spread of John Calvin’s theology in the world. It provides a survey of Calvin’s and his successors’ influence on the development of modern culture.
It is the Reformed view of education that has God as it centre. To argue this point this article looks at the goal of education, its standard, its motive, and its engagement with culture.
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.
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.
Humanism and atheism pose a great challenge to Christians in our age. One of the biggest instruments of these movements is education. This article is geared to helping Christians understand what is happening within the world of education - especially tertiary education. It also gives ways in which to stand against prophets of atheism such as Richard Dawkins.
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.
This article discusses the role of parents and church in governing Christian schools. The author shows that based on the covenant, the authority to govern the school lies with parents. The church council plays a supporting role in Christian education, and helps to hold parents accountable to their responsibility.
This article is on the topic of education. The author discusses the responsibility of parents in raising children in a God-saturated environment.
Showing that parents have the ultimate responsibility for the education of their children, this article calls on parents to take this responsibility in sending their children to Christian schools or to home school their children. The author argues that there are very few, if any, reasons for Christian parents to send their children to public schools.