Tag: Christian Education


Conversation with a Textbook


You won't believe what this textbook said. This is a conversation I had with a few pages of the new edition of  "Pathways," a Social Studies textbook used in grade 8 classes.  The section was called "Religion and Civilizations." Me: Since you are written for use in public schools, it...

Legalize Hit Men?


I was observing an English class at my school as they read the recent post by Betsy Childs entitled "Why We Should Legalize Murder for Hire."  Some were horrified at first at the suggestion that "hit men [could] provide a valuable service to society" by helping women deal with "unwanted...

A Christian Worldview?


The term "Christian worldview" is often used, but not always understood. Too often, people think that if you simply believe the Bible, oppose abortion and avoid R-rated movies you have a Christian worldview.  OK, this is a bit of a caricature, but my point is, Christians often have a far too superficial understanding of worldview.  Even Nancy Pearcy's...

Why Christian Education? (Part 1)


I was at a church service some months back and a guest pastor was, in essence, exhorting the congregation to get out of their Christian ghetto and do some good for the world.  He has a point, of course.  It’s easy to live in the suburbs and surround ourselves with...