Because Education is Discipleship

In light of what the recent elections indicated about the direction of our younger citizenry, here are some wise words from Doug Wilson that you probably won’t hear from many pastors these days:

Over the next four years our energies should be focused on getting all Christian kids out of the government schools. If your kids are educated by people who are soft in the head, why would you expect them to grow up and not vote for people who are soft in the head? Students become like their teachers (Luke 6:40). Don’t lament the fact that Obama won if over 90% of your children’s teachers voted for him.

We also need Christians with a thorough-going biblical worldview writing good books, making good movies, and recording good music. As I have argued before, you can’t have a naval war without ships, you can’t have tank warfare without tanks, and you can’t fight a culture war without a culture. And by Christian culture, incidentally, I do not mean pious schlock and I do not mean hipster poses with extra mousse in your hair to make it stick up.

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3 thoughts on “Because Education is Discipleship

  1. Your page is well designed and I’ve enjoyed several of your entries. We seem to have similar taste in authors and music. The quote by Doug Wilson is pertinent to our culture and time.

  2. I agree that education is discipleship. You can’t read Deuteronomy 6 without coming to the same conclusion. We do have a lot of hope with children who are young adults and are rising up both through the home school community and through schools that teach Biblical reasoning. There has been in the schools a defined discipleship that has nothing to do with learning science or anything else. But there are many that are working to raise up a new generation. You may already know these sources, but check out http://www.principleapproach.org, http://www.visionforum.org, http://www.achi.org,…we need all to be working together in this cause. I have a blog here as well. Here is the address: http://blessingofheritage.wordpress.com.

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