Christian Education & The Game

There likely isn’t a high school in the United States that doesn’t have some type of sports program. Christian schools are no exception. But why, exactly, do we place an emphasis on sports in an institution where we are primarily teaching students how to live their lives with a Christian worldview? There is much value […]

How To Raise Up A Leader

In his 2006 book, provocatively titled The Last Christian Generation, Josh McDowell addresses a crisis facing churches today.  He quotes surveys from Barna and others that indicate that 70% or more of “churched youth” will find that the church will not play a part in their lives when they leave home … some put that […]

Absolute Truth vs Relative Truth – Where Should We Stand?

Recently, I have been engaged in reading and thinking about truth and relativism. Through my research, I stumbled across a quote from Allan Bloom, in his book, The Closing of the American Mind, “…The danger they have been taught to fear from absolutism is not error but intolerance.” Bloom’s argument is that schools and education […]

Choices and Chicken Necks

Dr. Carl Zylstra, a retired Christian college president, has a unique way of looking at the sacrifice often needed to provide Christian education. It involves a choice—in some cases it is sacrificial to ensure that our children receive a gift that will last a lifetime and indeed, into eternity. I never seem to have any […]