Monday, June 14, 2010
Christian School vs. Christian Home School
Education (part 40)
If we recognize that the church is the center of the community, we will all be well served. Nevertheless, it's not uncommon to see insecurities, strife, jealousy and a party spirit present within the church between homeschoolers and Christian day schoolers. But we're on the same team! This isn't a competition. Even our striving should help us all to grow. It's really helpful if we'll all admit that we none of us have arrived yet. We're all doing some things wrong. We all need help and encouragement. We all need criticism.
There are great successes and great disasters all around us in Christian education. All of our efforts require an enormous amount of God's grace. Even the best families need the grace of God, because even the best families fall short at many points. You're not capable of giving your children the education God requires―not alone. The best schools are loaded with problems because they are loaded with sinners. I'm a fan of all kinds of Christian education, but I'm not a fan of every Christian school or every home school. I've done both and I've succeeded and failed at both. We have to be willing to say that, believe it and have the humility and grace to show it toward others.