Zachary Garris taught courses on ancient history, medieval history, geography, logic, Bible, systematic theology, apologetics, and worldview at a classical Christian school in Mississippi. He studied at Reformed Theological Seminary (MDiv) in Jackson, Mississippi and is licensed to preach in the Presbyterian Church in America. Originally from Ann Arbor, he currently attends Wayne State Law School in Detroit, Michigan (JD anticipated 2019). He has written for Desiring God and the Foundation for Economic Education, and he is the author of the e-book Thinking Biblically About Education. He also contributes to KnowingScripture.com, a Bible resource website.
TeachDiligently.com is devoted to helping parents provide their children with a Christian education. Zachary writes articles on education from a biblical worldview, encouraging parents to leave the secular government schools and take back control of their children's education. Whether choosing to homeschool or send kids to a private Christian school, parents and teachers need resources for Christian education. Zachary therefore reviews and recommends book and video resources that teach our Western history and Christian values.
The site's title comes from Deuteronomy 6:7, where in reference to His words, God commanded parents, "You shall teach them diligently to your children." The New Testament reaffirms this command, as the Apostle Paul tells fathers to train their children "in the discipline and instruction of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4). God expects Christian parents to provide their children with a Christian education. May this site help parents in their obedience to this task.
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