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Christian Teachers in Public Schools

Stronks, J. K. and Stronks, G. G., Christian Teachers in Public Schools. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1999.  This was a textbook for one of my education courses at Calvin College this past semester, and honestly, I hardly read any of it. I simply read the title and figured its content didn’t apply much to […]

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The Daily Press

August 8 Read Luke 7  Jesus shows miraculous grace to several different people in this chapter, including a centurion’s servant, a widow’s only son, and an immoral woman. Notice especially the contrast between the sinful woman, whom the Pharisee did not think was even worthy to touch Jesus’ feet, and the centurion, whom the elders […]

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When I was 13, my mom gave me the book Lies Young Women Believe. I didn’t read it right away, but when I did, I looked up the website listed inside: www.liesyoungwomenbelieve.com. I signed up for the emails and was presented with another website: www.girldefined.com. I signed up for their emails too. After a while […]

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Measurements in the Bible

The science of measurement, metrology, is foundational for science and critical for much of human activity. To measure something is to assign an object or event a number so that it can be compared to other similar objects or events. Much of man’s understanding of God’s creation is based on measurements. Measurements are used in […]

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Issue at Hand

Your education is valuable.  That statement is easy to say, but it’s something that’s even easier to lose sight of in the middle of a long school year.  If you are (or were) like me, your attitude toward your education and the school year looks something like the following timeline.   August: I’ve got some new […]

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To Lounge or to Labor

  “I’m working for the weekend.” “Life’s a beach.” TGIF—Thank Goodness It’s Friday.   These and many other messages promote the idea that work is drudgery, only a necessity, and that real living is a vacation, relaxation, and lounging.  Our society overemphasizes lounging and minimizes man’s need for labor.  But God created man to labor and […]

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Thankful for Education

ongratulations! If you are reading this, you are educated. It might not seem like a big deal, but it is. According to UNESCO, only 74% of the world is literate. You are on the good side of that percentage. When you consider statistics about educational opportunity from The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and […]

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Dying on the Vine

The desire for knowledge is dying.  No, not a real death, but a metaphorical one.  Knowledge, now so easily obtained, is disparaged.  With high supply and low demand, her value has plummeted.  In that sense, she is dying.  She is dying, and we would do well to mourn her loss in our culture.     The […]

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Public vs. Christian Education

For many members of the Protestant Reformed Churches, Christian education is the only type of education that they have ever known. As a student of Christian education from the age of five in a room of Hudsonville PRC to the age of 21 at a Christian university in West Michigan, the same can be said […]

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