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Education, Scripture and the Church: The Big Disconnect

We have published 41 blog posts on the subject of education.

It is, after all, a huge part of human life and a priority in God’s economy. A form of the word “teach” or “learn” shows up almost 500 times in the Bible.

Christian Overman is concerned about educationOur good friend Christian Overman is passionate about the intersection of the biblical worldview and education. We have pointed our readers to Christian’s words several times, and cited his material in other posts many more times.

Dr. Overman writes compellingly at his own blog, Worldview Matters, where he just published a  paradigm-busting video so dynamic and vital (not to mention sobering) we are reposting it here.

Watch it here and then go to his site and watch it again.

It’s that important.

Thank you, Christian!

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Dr. Christian Overman is founder and director of Worldview Matters. His blog is often featured at Darrow Miller and Friends. Dr. Overman is a writer, a speaker, a coach, and a Colson Centurion. Worldview Matters exists to help followers of Christ recover from secularized thought, and to make relevant connections between the biblical worldview and everyday life. The agency assists churches, schools and businesses in equipping their members to live out the implications of their faith in harmony with Christ and His Word. Christian and his wife, Kathy, have been married since 1972. They have 4 adult children, and 10 grandchildren.



    March 15, 2018 - 9:56 am

    Thanks for all the efforts to inform the Church about this important issue EDUCATION. Over twenty years ago I did a similar thing calling the attention of a cross section of the church society to this same issue. Over the years I have read several articles about this same topic. I watched Christian Overman’s video and christians all over the world ought to do something about this – a prompt action. Your three releases -Eupraxia: Education for skills is not enough – Technologia: The most powerful concept of education you never heard of and Encyclopedia: Whole education for a whole life…I have been pondering about them. The word of the LORD Jesus Christ to His disciples in Matthew 28:20 – “teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you:”…this would involve a well planned EDUCATION (world-wide). You have always be calling for holistic discipleship. As brethren in Europe are working to bring this heritage of the Church back, there is the need for dialogue with christians in other parts of the world. In addition I would like to add that this task be not be wrapped up in money-making venture but a bold plan to offer a free christian universal education to all who would desire it. Nothing of such magnitude would not cost a big investment -time and money. The whole Church owes her people -rich or poor would be able to access it. It is now the responsibility of the Church in each region of the world to fund this project -Whole Education for a Whole Life. A side notes: The curriculum used for missionary education had three important things missing out holistic discipleship with biblical worldview and in Education -Technologia, Encyclopedic… I am interested in this task and would want to be involved. Thanks

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      March 16, 2018 - 5:08 am

      Good Morning OLUSEGUN

      Thanks you for your thoughtful and heartfelt response.

      There is a need to replace existing educational systems, globally, that teach people by rote to education that teaches people to think critically. A few of us are considering writing a book at the intersection of worldview and education as a kind of wake-up call to the global church. In the mean time there are resources that have been developed or are being developed. AMO: http://www.amoprogram.com/en, Worldview Matters:http://www.amoprogram.com/en. I have been told that Godfrey Yogarajah in Uganda has a similar vision.

      This will need to be a movement of parents, teachers, pastors and educators who work for this kind of comprehensive change to education.