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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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In 1957 two major denominations made sharp attacks against Christian schools. The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. adopted an 11,000-word document which now stands as its official statement on this subject. The Synod of the Reformed Church in America, although not adopting a report of its Board of Education on this matter, […]

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From a Principal’s Desk…

Sidney Harris writes a column for the Knight Syndicate entitled “strictly personal.” That title holds for this article on parochialism. Over coffee cups my friends can get me pretty excited when they defend parochialism in practice, even though they say. it may be wrong in principle. At the elementary and secondary level we have been able to afford the […]

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From a Principal’s Desk…

If you were a principal or a teacher do you think you would ever worry about the good or gifted student? Yet, today this gifted student is receiving much attention in American education as the problem. How did we ever get into this situation? Probably a day with a principal will help understand.         […]

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From a Principal’s Desk…

Accrediting of Christian schools by non-Christian accrediting agencies sometimes creates a problem. Occasionally a school board will ask whether it is worthwhile. I know of one school that dropped accreditation during the depression years. Crowded enrollments in the future will again raise the question of the cost to maintain accreditation. Educational standards that concern the qualifications of […]

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School Rights III

In the May and September 1956 issues of Torch and Trumpet we attempted to answer some objections of readers in connection with the thesis that all schools, regardless of race, creed, or color, are entitled to their fair share of public school taxes in proportion to the number of students enrolled. Herewith we conclude these questions and […]

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From a Principal’s Desk…

Among the problems of a school administrator is the one pertaining to the choice of subjects to be taught. This choice is not his sale responsibility. Students, parents, alumni, school boards, higher institutions of learning, accrediting associations, and learned professors are generally ready to help him solve this problem. This assistance, welcome and indispensable as it […]

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Finding the Focus

The key word of this convention is balance. It gives rise to various pictures. You can find balance in a circus. The tightrope artist neatly packaged in her tights struts the wire with the precision of balance. Each careful step elicits new “ohs” and “abs” from the excited audience. The artist’s poise, skill and beauty are the […]

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Fathers and Brethren! Do You Know Your Schools?

In the March issue of Torch and Trumpet Walter A. De Jong challenge us to do some: serious thinking about our Christian schools. Accurately he observes, “We learn from the Bible and from contemporary history that there are projects whose beginning is in the Spirit but whose ending is in the flesh…American history is replete with schools and […]

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