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The Impact of Christian Education
Volume 69, Program 8
8/9/2006
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Without the Bible as the foundation for knowledge, learning is impossible. That’s why Christian education is having such an impact on academia. Tune in as Michael Farris and Dr. Gene Edward Veith discuss this issue, on today’s Home School Heartbeat.

Michael Farris:
Dr. Veith, last time you shared with our listeners one of the strongest areas of Christian influence in our culture, and that’s education. Would you just tell us why you think Christian education is having such an impact?

Dr. Gene Edward Veith:
Well, the secular mainstream education is falling apart, mainly because of the worldview that’s behind it. If truth is relative, it’s going to be very hard to even have a reason for any kind of education. In the meantime, Christians have a much stronger worldview for knowledge and learning of every kind. And what I’m seeing among homeschoolers and some of the good Christian schools—students are reading books; they’re learning how to think; they are learning knowledge, content—at a time when progressive education says content isn’t even important. And so the kind of education that Christians are coming out with is just so much academically more superior than what the typical secular school is providing the kids today.

Mike:
Ed, I know that your comments just have encouraged many parents who’ve sacrificed to give their kids a Christian education. We’ll be back tomorrow with more. I’m Mike Farris.


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