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Calvinism and Christian School

This article covers familiar ground for many of our readers who are committed to the cause of Christian education in parent-controlled schools; but it is by no means superfluous to repeat the truths stressed here. We know that many of those who send their children to such schools do not know about the historical roots […]

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In the education issue of Christianity Today (2-27-61) Dr. Calvin Seerveld, professor of philosophy at Trinity College, is quoted at such length as to practically make up the editorial, “Marks of Christian Education.” This long quotation is from Dr. Seerveld’s convocation address. One sentence that impressed me reads: “Secularism stands to gain more suppression and […]

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This year the question of government aid to non-public schools has become a national issue. Judging from columnists like David Lawrence and from reader responses printed in our national weeklies, a sentiment seems to be growing that non-public schools should receive tax money. The problem that concerns America is the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Constitutional […]

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It is no secret that the financial burden of many of the parents who send their children to a Christian school is a heavy one and that this burden becomes heavier as the number of children who attend such schools increases. This apparent contradiction is explained by the fact that our burgeoning population makes existing […]

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It has been declared that Dutch Calvinism has not had so impressive an influence on religious life in America as it should have had. That criticism may be correct and just. Two factors, among others, would undoubtedly playa part in the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of Dutch Calvinism in the United States. One factor would be zeal […]

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What is Christian Education?

It is no secret that not all Christians answer this question the same way. Yet it is incumbent upon all Bible-believing Christians, interested in Christian education, to seek a Biblically oriented answer. One way of “seeking” such an answer is to discuss it through the printed page. I made such an attempt in the December issue […]

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Without Creation No Education

The burden of the previous article was that unless we strive to formulate and understand the basic ideas that necessitate Christian schools, these schools may serve a City that is not God’s or a Kingdom that is not Christ’s. Are there really basic tenets that demand Christian schools? Thousands of Christians, both in Europe and […]

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Do We Really Need Christian Schools?

The day of violent opposition to Christian Schools in the Christian Reformed Church is by and large a thing of the past. Among our brethren in the Reformed and Presbyterian churches this is not the case. Recent publications and pronouncements in both of these denominations reveal a violent opposition to the Christian school cause. Generally speaking. […]

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“Advocates of Christian education have always maintained that the Christian school is an outgrowth of the covenant idea…They are convinced that the Christian school, as well as infant baptism, finds its main support in the doctrine of the covenant, and are therefore unalterably opposed to the tendency of some to slight this doctrine and to […]

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The Covenant of Grace and our Christian Schools

It is surprising and distressing but true. The doctrine of the Covenant of Grace as basic to our Christian schools has come under sharp attack. Most outspoken in this attack is some correspondence that appeared in this very magazine last March (pp. 19–20). The main thrust of this assault is that our schools should be based […]

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