The task of discipling the next generation in the Christian faith is a critical and increasingly complex one. In this episode, I address the purpose, obstacles and goal of Christian education in changing times.

Here is a list of potential goals for educational systems (and especially Christian schools) in the information age. We can build:

  1. Cogs for the industrial revolution,
  2. Einsteins for the technological revolution,
  3. Citizens for the American republic,
  4. Converts for the Christian bubble or
  5. Disciples for making a difference.

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of Deuteronomy 4:6-9 and why we should use the concept of a grade system (1st grade, 2nd grade, etc.) in our spiritual lives.
  • 3 cultural forces that complicate Christian education.
  • Why the story of Daniel highlights the necessity and goal of Christian education in a post-Christian culture.
  • The difference between a map and a compass.
  • Don’t Build Einsteins with a GPS. Build Christians with a Compass.