In lesson six we learned that, “we can’t do it all, but we can do something.” It is impossible to teach purely Christianly, because our world is so broken and we are broken people, but it is important to know that we can make a difference, for His good, no matter how small. Christian teachers’ role is to equip students with the knowledge and the ability to go out into the world and serve others. In a way we are to teach like Jesus did; to bring the truth to others. So many things are changing in our culture and the one thing that is not is the bible. The bible should be a core part of the Christian teacher’s classroom.
Wound it cause more problems than it would fix (“Pros and Cons of Prayer in School”)? The bill about prayer in public schools, (H. 3526), would require teachers to lead a moment of silence at the beginning of each school day, during which he/she would be allowed to deliver a prayer. Students who didn’t want to participate would be allowed to leave the classroom (Prayer in Public Schools Pushed by Southern Democrats). Different people believe and interpret things differently. Some people believe that the First Amendment’s “freedom of religion” gives way for public prayer in schools; while others believe the polar opposite.
When Evolution was first introduced it was widely rejected because it went against what people were brought up to believe. Evolution has so far stood the test of time and has become more widely accepted, to the point to which it is taught in our schools. Where Evolution has found its way into the school curriculum, the theory of Creation has not. Some people feel that it Creation should get equal time to Evolution in schools. In this paper I will use what I have learned from Professor Swenson’s Christian Theology course and my personal feelings to try and express why there is no reason for the theory of Creation to be taught in school.
Teachers must create lessons to inspire their students to think and make decisions based on God 's principles. The school should foster an environment where the students realize what Christ has done for them and give them the desire to see others come to know Christ as their Savior. A good way to make this happen is to create diverse learning opportunities where students can learn about other cultures and environments where missionaries are working to reach people for the Lord. Basically, the purpose of Christian education is directing the process of human development toward godliness of character and action. Curriculum of public schools cannot use God 's Word as its standard for truth.
Hope College is a Christian college. It’s not a secret. There are a lot of preconceived notions about Christian colleges. People say that because Christian colleges only accept Christians into their school, they don’t tolerate people in different walks of life. People have a conception that students at Christian colleges are pious and only attend their specific school because no other school is Christian enough for them.
The question is, should that same school prayer be held in public school systems? In this case the problem arises when you have a classroom full of students of different religious faiths and you broadcast throughout the sc... ... middle of paper ... ...d and what should not. A line needs to be drawn between what is and is not acceptable; the only problem is where to place it. To many including myself, keeping religion out of the public eye is for the best, to keep peace and avoid future conflict caused by religious confrontations. Works Cited Hennessey, J.
Eldridge shares that the church through its teaching through Christian education must provide opportunities for relational processes in a context where the content of curriculum may be caught as well as taught, so that authentic learning can occur (1995). Within our church, we believe the best way to conduct education is through the confines of small group in which sermon based curriculum is develop. Research suggest that people drop out, fail to go consistently, or fail to grow in a church have discovered that the first few months are a critical time period for that reason, it is important that a strong bond be between an individual and others in the church at this time. 80 to 90 percent of individuals who join a church become inactive during the first six months because no relational bond was established. Therefore, it is important that as a church we implement practical methodologies for grounding a person in the discipleship process.
This becomes an issue when teachers advertise for English classes, but they only use their class time to share the Gospel. In doing this, Christians damage their witness as ambassadors or the Gospel, and Christians should not compromise the Gospel in order to share it (Varghese and Johnston, 2007, p. 10). When teachers are transparent, they can be held accountable to others who ensure the teachers actually follow through and teach what they promised to teach (Edge, 2003, p. 705). A final common problem with missionary teachers occurs when they abuse their position of power by indoctrinating their students. Although few care to admit it, some level of indoctrination is inevitable in any classroom as the teacher has to choose what curriculum to teach and what to omit.
The goal of education should be the training of children, in every area of their life, for adulthood. What makes my philosophy of education different from the secular world is the distinctively Christian biblical worldview. It is this biblical worldview that sets apart Christian education from the public schools in our culture because we address the spiritual dimension of children that the secular humanistic education denies. The first scripture that comes to mind when I think of Christian education is the Hebrew Shema and its challenge to families. “These comm... ... middle of paper ... ...a.
Research Paper: Discipleship Because I became a Christian at an early age, there are many terms and ideas used in the church that I never pondered upon; I simply accepted them. For example, the term "disciple" I identify as one of Jesus' twelve closest followers, one of the paper characters placed on the felt board during Sunday school. Through my research, I have discovered that while accepting Christ through faith alone grants us salvation, to become a disciple of Christ, or practice discipleship, requires work and commitment from the believer. The word disciple, or the Greek word mathetes, is used over 220 times in the Gospels, but not once in the Epistles, those letters written right after Christ's resurrection ("A Church-speak, n. d.). As customary for the Greek usage of the word, mathetes refers to a student who has personal interaction with their teacher.