A Philosophy of (Christian School) Education

This book was a pleasant surprise: Piety and Philosophy: A Primer for Christian Schools by Richard A. Riesen (2nd ed.).  Riesen has been working with and in Christian schools for many years and has worked through the major issues and discussions that come with Christian schooling.  This book, Piety and Philosophy, is Riesen’s wisdom and… Continue reading A Philosophy of (Christian School) Education

Dear Christian School Teachers…

 Yesterday I mentioned J. G. Machen’s 1933 address to the Educational Convention of the National Union of Christian Schools.  Near the end of his address, he had some encouraging words for Christian school teachers (and I echo them): “I cannot bring this little address to a close without trying to pay some sort of tribute… Continue reading Dear Christian School Teachers…

The Christian School, American Liberty, and the Christian Faith

I'm thankful to God for the small but solid Christian school I attended in rural Northwest Iowa some years back; I'm also thankful for the small but solid Christian school my kids attend today here in Western Wisconsin.  On the topic of Christian schools, this speech J. G. Machen gave in 1933 at the "Educational… Continue reading The Christian School, American Liberty, and the Christian Faith

The Necessity of the Christian School

 Making my way through Machen's excellent Shorter Writings I came across a great article on Christian schooling (originally delivered by Machen in 1933 before the Educational Convention of the National Union of Christian Schools in Chicago, IL.).  As always, Machen is clear and quite thought-provoking. His first reason why Christians should favor Christian schools is… Continue reading The Necessity of the Christian School