• Education •
May 27, 2008
The Christian Church has always understood learning to be a central priority of faithful discipleship, and Christianity can claim deep reservoirs of learning, scholarship, and education. Furthermore, the rise of the university and the spread of educational opportunity were driven by Christians and by churches who saw a commitment to learning as necessary to Christian growth, evangelism, and the inculcation of Christian truth in every new generation.
April 9, 2008
March 13, 2008
The controversy over a California appeals court ruling on homeschooling continues to expand, even as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger pledge to defend the rights of homeschooling parents and Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell on Tuesday affirmed families’ right to homeschool their children. As The Los Angeles Times reported March 12, the superintendent told parents, “There’s no cause for alarm.” He continued: “I want to assure parents that chose to home school that California Department of Education policy will not change in any way as a result of this ruling,” he said in a written statement. “Parents still have the right to home school in our state.”
February 7, 2008
The devastating storm system that cut across the Tennessee Valley Tuesday night produced tornadoes and a disaster at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. Thankfully (and miraculously) no one was killed on the campus, though the destruction was massive and about 1,200 students were on the campus.
November 9, 2007
October 18, 2007
Who makes the crucial decisions about the education of your children? The rights of parents to make these essential decisions must be asserted and defended in every generation. There are others who would wish to make those decisions concerning your children. Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby joins Dr. Mohler on today’s show for a needed…
October 15, 2007
Martin Luther once warned Christians with these words: “I greatly fear that schools for higher learning are wide gates to hell if they do not diligently teach the Holy Scripture and impress them on the young folk.” The great Reformer knew of the importance of Christian education and the development of Christian thinkers, but his…
October 15, 2007
Martin Luther once warned Christians with these words: “I greatly fear that schools for higher learning are wide gates to hell if they do not diligently teach the Holy Scripture and impress them on the young folk.” The great Reformer knew of the importance of Christian education and the development of Christian thinkers, but his great fear of schools as potential “wide gates to hell” is all too justified.
October 11, 2007
The mainstream media has taken notice of a number of educators leading a movement for same-gender classrooms throughout the nation. At the front of the movement is David Chadwell, the Director for Single-Gender Initiatives at the South Carolina State Department of Education. Mr. Chadwell joins Dr. Mohler on today’s program for a thoughtful conversation about…
October 10, 2007
We moderns tend to take books and libraries for granted, assuming that, at least since the invention of writing, all human beings have always enjoyed such access to the printed page. In reality the story is much different. Only in fairly recent times have books become available to the vast majority of citizens in the developed world.
October 4, 2007
The university was the child of the church. The classic ideal of the university emerged from the context of medieval Christianity and the confidence that all truth and every discipline of learning is, in the end, united in Christ — the wisdom of God.
September 28, 2007
A growing number of politicians are calling for expanding mandatory childhood education to include preschool, requiring that families with children as young as 3 and 4 send them off to school. On today’s program, Dr. Mohler explores the idea and takes into consideration some of the presuppositions that drive the proposal.