Downtown Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia. Photo by henristosch, CC BY-SA 2.0 de, Wikipedia. A week before Christmas, the public schools of Augusta County were closed for a day because of possible “risk of harm to school officials” amid an angry backlash of parents over an assignment given to students at Riverheads
The human mind, bestowed by a Divine Creator, has developed remarkable technologies. How ironic that this rise of technical innovation could lead to the demise of the mind that invented the technologies in the first place! We have written elsewhere about Technologia, an educational concept birthed by the Puritans and
A mother is the first teacher of every exemplar and every scoundrel. Too often we leave our children’s education to television, video games, the state, or their peers. Too many parents have abdicated their responsibility, largely because they no longer have a God-ordained vision for the family and for education.
Often at the beginning of the traditional school year I recall something I heard Francis Schaeffer say at L’ Abri Fellowship in Switzerland: “Don’t let your children’s schooling get in the way of their education!” Actually the expression was not original with Schaeffer. Although it has been widely attributed to
Dualism, not atheism, may be the bigger threat to Christian students in the public school classroom. Many people seem to think that, while instruction based in any organized religion is unacceptable indoctrination, the precepts of materialist atheism (the worldview of choice in most public-school classrooms) are evenhanded, clinical, non-partisan facts.
Education in the West has suffered from the influence of atheism. The rise of atheism brought the death of absolute truth and morality in the West. Without an infinite and transcendent reference point, individuals became the center of the universe. Moral and metaphysical relativism form the framework for one’s life
Dr. Elizabeth Youmans, president and CEO of Chrysalis International and one of DNA’s ideas shapers, travels the world in her efforts to help churches effectively disciple children and youth. We are happy to offer the following excerpt from Dr. Youmans’s recent newsletter. The best time to cultivate a Christian imagination is during
School and education … two words, two concepts. Sometimes they overlap, sometimes they don’t. I’ll never forget the day I heard Francis Schaeffer say, “Never let your children’s schooling stand in the way of their education!” I was shocked. I had always considered the words “school” and “education” synonymous. When I