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You may have noticed that private Christian schools are suddenly under immense criticism. Starting with the announcement that Second Lady Karen Pence returned to a teaching job at a Christian school in Virginia, followed almost immediately by controversy over students from Covington Catholic School in Kentucky, there is a sudden frenzy over the existence of religious schools. One opinion contributor warned in the Huffington Post, “Too many religious schools at all levels regulate the personal conduct of their employees and students, restrict the books teachers can assign or students can read, and demand fealty to narrow constructions of religious identity, while enshrining bigotry into their bylaws.” Another reporter tweeted for help on a story about the dangers of Christian education: “I’m a New York Times reporter writing about #exposechristianschools. Are you in your 20s or younger who went to a Christian school? I’d like to hear about your experience and its impact on your life.” Why this new outcry against private Christian schools? What are the schools’ offenses? Shockingly, Christian schools have been “exposed” for teaching the same principles Christians have practiced and taught for millennia. There should be nothing novel about faith-based schools remaining faithful to their doctrines, but for some this is the latest opportunity to attack faithful Americans. Yet, over half a century ago, the United States Supreme Court defined the core of this First Amendment issue in Kedroff v. Saint Nicholas Cathedral, determining that the First Amendment’s restraint on civil authority acknowledges a “spirit of freedom for religious organizations, an independence from secular control or manipulation — in short, power to decide for themselves, free...Learn More
Let me reacquaint you with one of our good exhibitors and a friend of Christian Education, Brother Patrick Hayes of Berean Armed Forces Ministries. For all of the years I have known Patrick he is a blessing to everybody who loves our Country and supports our troops. He is looking to introduce his ministry to more MACS Schools so if you are interested in finding out more about him and his work please contact him 704-466-5517 or email@example.com Here is a nice certificate he presented to me and a personal letter from...Learn More
“the king against whom there is no rising up.” Proverbs 30: 29-31 The reference to King is any God-ordained authority, so it can be Governor Whitmer. The prophet Daniel clearly tells us that our political leaders are appointed by Providential Divine Appointments. In Daniel 5:21 we read “he appointeth whomsoever he will.” Yes, our Governor is in office because of Divine Appointment. For months, since I watched her first twitter tweet of “Gretchen on the Go,” I believed that she will be a force to be reckoned with. She is not going to legislate or approach her office with the clueless ambition of Jennifer Granholm. Gretchen Whitmer knows what political power is and she will wield it. Any doubt as to where she will govern Michigan ideologically, just look at the first week in office. She will face an opposition legislature with some will and backbone to challenge her, I pray this class will have the intestinal fortitude of the class of 2010. That class came in with the belief that they would only be in office for 2 years and they worked without much concern for the political backlash. And an amazing thing happened. They were successful. Since the retirement of that class in 2016, there appears more of a noticeable attitude of maintenance. Not a lot of playing to win, let’s not lose… that old prevent defense. Many Christians are frustrated, I know, I am too. The frustration I faced can be summed up with this conversation I had with one of our conservative Christian legislators. “Where is the Heartbeat Bill? Where is the agenda that will...Learn More
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