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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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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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Rules of Christian Conduct for Young Scholars

Originally published in August, 1964 and was taken from Philip Schaff’s History of the Christian Church. These are Bullinger’s Rules of Conduct for his son who was going away to Vienna to continue his theological studies.  Let us who are attending college or High School attempt to make these rules our own, especially if we […]

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Dangers and Benefits of Higher Education

Education is very important in any Christian’s life, and especially in a Reformed Christian’s life. God reveals himself in many ways through creation and in his word, and we have many Protestant Reformed grade schools and high schools to instruct our children in a Reformed Christian world view. The churches and families go to great […]

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Dangers and Benefits of Higher Education

Since the beginning of time, the church of God has cherished education. Already Adam and Eve gave instruction to their children, as is evident from the fact that Cain and Abel knew which type of sacrifice the Lord required of them. Although there were times in the history of the church where the church began […]

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