God in the classrooms

on Jul 4, 2016 in Education | 0 comments

God in the classrooms   By Ivan Ho   First written 4 Jul 2016   God is everywhere present! The problem we have is that we tend to have the notion that God is only present during the couple of hours when we attend church on Sundays. We go to church and we expect God to show up at the time and place we set aside for Him. In our heads we know that God is everywhere present, but in practice that’s how we see God. We program God according to our busy schedules.   In fact, this notion has been subtly introduced into people’s mindsets since they were kids. Typically children were placed into Sunday schools, a Western idea which typically gathers children on Sundays to teach them knowledge of God. I have never been to a Sunday school when I was a kid nor have I taught in one. I think Sunday school can be a great idea but if it develops into a program where children...

Secular humanism – exclusion of God

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Secular humanism – exclusion of God Author unknown Secular Humanism – Excluding God from Schools & Society Secular Humanism is an attempt to function as a civilized society with the exclusion of God and His moral principles. During the last several decades, Humanists have been very successful in propagating their beliefs. Their primary approach is to target the youth through the public school system. Humanist Charles F. Potter writes, “Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism, and every American school is a school of humanism. What can a theistic Sunday school’s meeting for an hour once a week and teaching only a fraction of the children do to stem the tide of the five-day program of humanistic teaching?”

God centred education vs. child-centred education

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God-centred education vs. child-centred education by Doreen Claggett God-Centered Education. From the Garden of Eden, God has designed the family as His most important educational agency. The Hebrew people understood that fact. His instructions to parents were “to whet the intellectual appetites of their children. They were to sharpen their minds, prompting questions which would create teachable moments so that instruction in the faith of Israel might be given.” The Law was to be continually and unremittingly injected, as it were, into the child beginning with his mother’s milk (Isaiah 28:10). Scripture was the starting point of instruction; it was never tacked on. In New Testament times, education likewise began in infancy. Timothy’s training by his mother and grandmother apparently followed Jewish tradition. As soon as a child first started to speak, it was...