While there are no guarantees on this score – God has not promised that everyone who hears the Gospel will embrace it – it is true that faith in Christ “comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God” (Romans 10:17). Because Christian schools share God’s Word with their students daily, your children will […]
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Considering the fact that your children can’t get a true perspective on God in a school that excludes Him, there is a better question: “When should they not be in Christian school?” If at all possible, have them taught from a Christian perspective every day of their lives. As Solomon writes, “Train a child in […]
If your children have good friends at the state school, it’s only natural that they’ll want to join them. And it’s likely that they’ll fight against the alternative. As a parent, this is a difficult problem to have. But if you know what the Bible says about training your children, and if you’re familiar with […]
Let’s clear one troublesome hurdle right from the start. Not once does Scripture even hint that athletic competition is sinful or immoral. In fact, the Bible encourages healthy competition. Unfortunately, too many Christians presume that once the lawfulness of an activity has been established, they are free to pursue it the same way the world […]
There is a common misconception that Christian schools shield children from every temptation and sinful exposure. This is not true, nor is it even possible. Christian schools have the same types of kids non-Christian schools have—sinners! Because all children come into this world with a sin nature, they are all prone to selfishness, anger, malicious […]
I appreciate their concern. We should be “salt and light” in the world. However, I think a closer look at the passage and the context will help us see who that mission is actually directed to. In the gospels where this is written, salt and light are meant to be Christian influences in a dark and […]
If the issue is safety, you’ll find that Christian schools are much less dangerous, no matter how far away they are from home. [click here for more information about safety] But if it’s simply a matter of location, you might be letting the school’s proximity cloud your judgement. When it comes to your decision-making priorities, obedience should […]
The short answer is yes. Just like you did, your (kids) can turn out okay. Maybe even better than okay. But our arrival at a place called “okay” does not necessarily mean that all our choices along the way were the right ones, or that our educational experience was the best one. The real questions are […]
The first part of this answer has to do with your role as parent. You are the God-appointed leader of your children, so it should come as no surprise that the overwhelming task of raising and educating them is in your hands. The Apostle Paul put it this way: “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring […]