What Ever Happened to Theology?

What Ever Happened to Theology?

One thing that has amazed me about modern Christian schools is how few theological classes most of them teach. As I have looked at school curricula online, I have noticed that the typical Christian school only has one or maybe two Bible classes at the high school level. The neglect of theology is not a surprise in our intellectually impoverished society. But it appears that even Christian schools today are catering to academic frivolity. 

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Discipleship and the Christian School

Discipleship and the Christian School

We hear the Great Commission all the time—“Go therefore and make disciples.” This passage is often quoted in reference to overseas missions, but Jesus’ command cannot be limited to those taking the gospel to other countries. The Great Commission is a command for all Christians to make disciples. This means Christians should disciple those whom God has placed in their lives, including the children God gives them. And if discipleship includes children, then this has important implications for the Christian school.

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The Problem with State Certification

The Problem with State Certification

There is an odd trend among private Christian schools to require their teachers to possess state certification. This practice sounds entirely self-contradictory, for the very purpose of a private school is to be independent of the state. A private school is free from government regulation and thus has the freedom to educate as it sees fit, not as some secular ruling body demands.

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