Because of reading several polls on why people are leaving the Church, I’ve maintained for a while part of the issue is the lack of grounded intellectual discourse. While congregational members may have questions, often times, they are discouraged from asking them. At seminary, I met one pastoral student who loudly railed against questions and […]
Geoff said this on Facebook: I’d be happy if they got one year of formal education.. it would be a start. Hell, we have to go to school for at least 12 years in NZ before we’re considered educated enough to live in the secular world.. we give Christians a 20 min sermon on a sunday […]
“And education under Pythagoras or Socrates had no other end, but to teach children to think and act as Pythagoras and Socrates did. “And is it not reasonable to suppose that a Christian education should have no other end but to teach them how to think, and judge, and act according to the strictest rules […]
You can find the link to the 90 philosophy courses here. This is a link to the 700 total.
This is floating around FB (originally here) Now, you may wonder if this is fake – this is not. This is a normal quiz for Young Earthers. Check these out as well. This is not education. This is stupidification.
Gus Blackwell, the Republican state representative who introduced the bill, insists that his legislation has nothing to do with religion; it simply encourages scientific exploration. “I proposed this bill because there are teachers and students who may be afraid of going against what they see in their textbooks,” says Blackwell, who previously spent 20 yearsworking for […]
Jim writes, There are actually Christians who put a premium on ignorance- but only when it comes to study of the Bible- not for any other field of inquiry. I guess they’ve never read ‘Study to show yourself an approved workman…’ via An Observation on Learning | Zwinglius Redivivus. We tend to call these […]
Dr. Cargill has posted a final(ish?) reflection about the Emmanuel Seminary fiasco. Well worth your read.
These classes would also be electives; they would not be required curriculum. There are many people who believe that such a class is a good idea, provided that it’s in a non-religious format; a study of the history of the books of the Bible and correlating those to events discussed in other historical texts, perhaps […]