Sunday, May 30, 2010
Failures and Sins of Christian Schools
Education (part 26)
What is a "Christian school"? Is it a school full of Christians? Is it a place where everyone there has been baptized and joined the church and all are going to heaven when they die? Somehow it is thought that if enough Christians gather together and start a school, they should be able to muddle their way through. But they cannot, because the Lord Jesus is not the headmaster.
On the other hand, is it possible to have school full of Christians and still not have a "Christian school"? Or, is it a school with a biblical philosophy of education, so that the education is distinctively Christian; a place where every subject is taught from a biblical perspective. Perhaps every individual in the school is not a Christian (yet), but everything that is taught in it is Christian. If the school is thoroughly Christian then we would expect to see such an education produce Christian students who know how to think and live like followers of Jesus Christ. If a day school or home school is not consistently producing quality Christian thinkers with quality Christian character, then that school still has a ways to go.